South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Wins Miss Universe


Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night in a star-studded ceremony in Las Vegas, making her only the second South African to ever win the crown.

The second runner up was Miss Jamaica and the first runner-up was Miss Colombia.

She was a firm-favourite going into the competition and, pundits predicated Demi would take the crown.

Nel-Peters, 22, will receive a yearlong salary, a upscale New York City apartment through 2018 and other prizes. She takes over for Iris Mittenaere of France, who was crowned during last year’s competition in the Philippines.

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