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Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe

Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe

They were asked: What quality in yourself that you are most proud of and how do you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?

Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, right, is first runner up. AP/John Locher Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, left, and Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez hold hands before they announce the victor at the Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Universe contestants arrive at a welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Demi competed outdid everyone in several categories, including swimsuit, evening gown and a question-and-answer round.

The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes.

"In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours, and I do not believe that is right", she said.

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During a pre-taped interview, the Western Cape native talked about how her experience being held at gunpoint made her passionate about training women in self-defense.

"I am so excited to represent my beloved country to the Miss Universe Pageant", stated Sotheary before the Sunday competition.

On Sunday, he poked fun at his mistake throughout the night.

HO/The Miss Universe Organization/Matt Petit Former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, right, crowns new Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at the Miss Universe pageant. AP/John Locher Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa was crowned the victor of the 66th edition of Miss Universe.

Demi-Leigh has big shoes to fill in the aftermath of 2016 victor, Iris Mittenaere's, reign, but we're confident the judges made the right decision in choosing her to represent the Miss Universe organization. There will be musical performances from former Black-Eyed-Pea Fergie, and from Rachel Platten, best known for her 2015 hit "Fight Song".

"I$3 love to volunteer at programs that help people who are visually impaired and for children who are less fortunate", Somvichith stated on her bibliography page on the Miss Universe website.




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