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

A Business Management degree holder was crowned Miss Universe 2017. Demi Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa bested other 92 beautiful ladies around the world. She wowed everyone with her brains, beauty and charisma during the competition.

Nel-Peters is 22 years old from Sedgefield, Westerncape. She earned her degree in Business Management at North West University. According to her bio on the Miss Universe website her 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-defense in various situations. She plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can.

She was crowned by Iris Mittenaere of France at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States last November 26, 2017. Demi is the 2nd winner from South Africa after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.

Full List Of Winners

Miss Universe 2017: South Africa
1st Runner Up: Colombia
2nd Runner Up: Jamaica

Top 3

Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa


South Africa, Venezuela, Thailand, Jamaica, Colombia

Top 10

Venezuela, Usa, Philippines, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Jamaica

Top 16

Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Great Britain, Colombia, Usa, Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Venezuela, Jamaica, China