South Africa has crowned the title of Miss Universe 2017

After a scary robbery at gunpoint Miss South Africa went on to be crowned Miss Universe

After a scary robbery at gunpoint Miss South Africa went on to be crowned Miss Universe

The Miss Universe pageant aired on Sunday night, crowning Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as the victor out of over 90 contestants at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Ms. Nel-Peters became only the second South African to win the title after Margaret Gardiner won the title in 1978.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters surely impressed the judges with her brains, beauty, and charisma during the event.

She also said she wants to champion other causes during her yearlong reign.

"I really do think [we'll see a curvy Miss Universe.] I think we're on the way", Graham said.

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First-runner up honors went to Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and Miss Jamaica Davina Benette, 2nd runner-up. She has been preparing to be an actress since she was 16. Many contestants start from a small age being in pageants and are fixed on the notion of competing in Miss Universe from a small age, dismissing higher education. She also works with deaf students and is involved in the development of a new sign language app. This year's edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.

Singapore was represented by 24-year-old artist Manuela Bruntraeger. It has since been kept by the Miss Universe Organization after switching to the crowns by Diamond Nexus Lab and the Diamond International Corporation. Nel-Peters slew the final question and answer portion who promoted the confidence and overcoming of fears especially for women.

The top 16 was composed of four girls from the continents of America, four from Europe, and four from Asia, Africa, and Pacific, plus four "wild cards". Thailand's Maria Poonlertlarp and Venezuela's Keysi Sayago completed the top 5.

"The Universe is not livelier with you as a shining star".

Seated on the judges tables were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Hollywood Today host Ross Mathews, fashion correspondent Jay Manuel, top internet influencer Lele Pons, UFC backstage reporter Megan Olivi, hair care/spa products company founder Farouk Shami, and Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam.

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