Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017

28 November, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • South Africa wins Miss Universe 2017

In the "Final Word" portion of the competition, Nel-Peters said "Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears, and by that she is able to help many women overcome their fears". Miss Universe extended the age requirement with the thought that giving access to education was enough, but access to education isn't the issue, it is promotion of education; how to encourage young women to strive for higher education.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennett on her third place finish in the Miss Universe Pageant last evening (Sunday) in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old philanthropist and model wowed the crowd and viewers everywhere, not to mention sparked an instant conversation on social media, when she stepped out wearing an Afro.

Did you watch this year's Miss Universe pageant? "So, you can sit here and act like you didn't see what Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway did, but it got me off the hook".

Nel-Peters took the crown from Iris Mittenaere who won it in 2016 Miss Universe contest.

Nel-Peters teaches self-defense courses for women inspired by her own experience. She helped develop a program to train women in self-defence in various situations after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned Miss South Africa.

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A Good Samaritan saw her fleeing the scene and drove her to safety, and she escaped unharmed. "I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world". The contestant from Colombia, Laura Gonzalez, answered, "I am especially excited about everything I do".

Miss Philippines Rachel Peters, meanwhile, made it only up to the top 10 finalists of the competition along with the candidates of Brazil, Canada, Spain and USA. Thailand's Maria Poonlertlarp and Venezuela's Keysi Sayago completed the top 5.

Ntsiki Mazwai, who is also a social activist, made the declaration via Twitter following Nel-Peters' first place finish in the worldwide beauty pageant.

India's Shraddha Shashidhar lost out on the Miss Universe 2017 title, failing to make it even to the top 16.

"The Universe is now brighter with you as a shining star".

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