South Africa is Miss Universe 2017.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa is Miss Universe 2017! She was crowned by Iris Mittenaere of France on Sunday, November 26 (Monday, November 27, Manila, Philippines time).
Demi-Leigh, a 22-year-old business management graduate and South African model, beat out 91 other candidates during the finals held in Las Vegas. She is the second South African to win the title, the first being Margaret Gardiner in 1978.
Colombia’s Laura Gonzalez placed first runner-up, while Jamaica’s Davina Bennett was second runner-up. The Philippines’ Rachel Peters finished in the Top 10.