Jamaica's Davina Bennett is second runner up to Miss Universe 2017
Nov 28 2017
JAMAICA's Davina Bennett, Colombia's Laura Gonzalez, and South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters have earned a spot in the Top 3 and the chance to be the next Miss Universe.
South Africa bested 91 other contestants during the Miss Universe 2017 grand finals held at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Demi-Leigh has a degree in Business Management and is passionate about a program she developed to train women self-defence, which she plans to expand and help as many women as she can, the Miss Universe website stated.
Miss Jamaica was crowned second princess while Miss Colombia took home the first princess title.
Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition.
Contestants from Laos and Cambodia made their historic debut at this year's 2017 Miss Universe competition, signifying a momentous inauguration for their individual countries and marking this year's global beauty competition as the largest in the pageant's history.
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. "I believe in equal pay for equal work", replied the 22-year-old. She is the second woman from her home country to earn the crown.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa is the crowned victor of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant.
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Peters advanced to the top 16 via wildcard and showcased her toned figure in the swimsuit round.
Fans of the pageant submitted the questions that the final five contestants were asked during the competition. Yes she is Miss Universe for a reason. "She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am", replied Demi.