28 November, 2017
Miss Universe contestants arrive at a welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Falling just short in the finale, the first and second runner-ups were Miss Colombia, Laura González, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett*, respectively. This year's edition had the most contestants ever.
Along with the title, Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes. "I believe in equal pay for equal work", replied the 22-year-old.
Nel-Peters is from the South African coastal community of Sedgefield in the Western Cape province. After various rounds of competition, this year's victor beat out 91 other women for the crown, and it could not have been more deserving!
The beauty queen was a firm favourite throughout the competition but it was the question and answer section that sealed the deal.
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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was declared the victor and Miss Colombia Laura González Ospina, first runner up.
Steve Harvey returned as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning.
Here are 7 things you need to know about your new Miss Universe. But while it was enough to get her into the Top 10 during pageant night, it wasn't good enough for the Top 5, where Thailand and Venezuela were among the finalists. "She is a woman that has nothing too much to ask for and that is exactly who I am".
The Kingdom's historic debut comes thanks to 19-year-old Phnom Penh local Sotheary, who had gained extensive support and attention from local fans after winning the Miss Cambodia pageant in 2016.