Nel-Peters dedicates Miss Universe win to South Africa

Nov 29, 2017, 00:59
Nel-Peters dedicates Miss Universe win to South Africa

"If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable", said the 22-year-old representative from South Africa, "and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go". The native of Sedgefield in Western cape, South Africa also held prestigious leadership positions at her high school.

Messages of congratulations continue to pour in for Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters after she won the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas late Sunday (early Monday morning South African time).

Yet another beauty queen plumped for Michael Cinco when handing over her crown...


When asked to name the biggest problem facing women in the workplace, Demi-Leigh said: "In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours, and I do not believe that is right".

"I resonate with everything that the Miss Universe organisation stands for, especially empowering women across the globe". Demi has taken home a very handsome salary, a luxury apartment in NY and many more goodies.

The new Miss Universe, during an interview question at the pageant, revealed her disabled half-sister inspires her and she is her most significant motivator.

Miss Universe 2016, France's Iris Mittenaere, sported a stupendous number by none other than Michael Cinco as she crowned her successor. Falling just short in the finale, the first and second runner-ups were Miss Colombia, Laura González, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett*, respectively.

Steve Harvey returned as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning.

Rachel Peters in an ash blue Val Taguba evening gown as a top 10 finalist during the Miss Universe 2017 coronation night. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines.