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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017

South Africa’s Demi Leigh Nel Peters is Miss Universe 2017. The Miss Universe 2017 pageant took place Sunday, November 26, in Las Vegas where 92 women from around the world competed for the Miss Universe crown.
Iris Mittenaere of France crowned her successor Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa at the end of the event. She becomes the second winner from South Africa after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.




 The top 5 contestants selected after the evening gown portion, were Miss South Africa, Venezuela, Thailand, Jamaica and Colombia.

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett



Advancing to the top 3 were Miss Jamaica, Colombia and South Africa.
After the question section, Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was made the third runner up, Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez was the second runner-up, while Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters emerged as Miss Universe 2017!


Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa is 22 years and stands tall at 170 cm. She recently earned her degree in Business Management at North-West University after making history at her high school for holding two leadership positions. Demi-Leigh’s biggest motivation comes from her half-sister who has a disability that lives in Potchefstroom with her stepmother and father. In her spare time, Demi-Leigh is passionate about a program she helped develop to train women in self-defence in various situations. She plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can.


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