Meet Your New Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Shraddha Shashidhar

The performance drew worldwide attention and admiration.

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach congratulated the 2017 candidates of Miss Universe - including Philippine bet Rachel Peters - for a job well done.

Despite his major goof of awarding the wrong Miss Universe at the 2015 event, the celebrated American TV host Steve Harvey returned to host this year's show and as expected, he ensured he made fun of the mistake all night long. "She did us proud", said members from the JCF via their official twitter page.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown on Sunday night, November 26.

From 92 women around the world, the coveted title went to Miss South Africa, whose name is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Nel-Peters, who recently finished her undergraduate degree in Business Management wants to use the newly-acquired title to champion issues relating to HIV/AIDS which is killing millions of people in Africa every year.

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For the first time, contestants from Laos, Nepal, and Cambodia entered the pageant.

The runner-up was actress Laura Gonzalez of Colombia, who was followed by second runner-up Davina Bennett of Jamaica. Nel-Peters now succeeds last year's Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, from the Philippines.

Peters then advanced to the top 10 and competed for the evening gown competition. She cited recent covers for Sports Illustrated and Vogue (both of which she's appeared on) as examples of how the fashion and beauty industries are steadily catching on about the need for more body diversity.

Rounding out the Top 16 were China's Roxana Qiu, Croatia's Shanaelle Petty, Ghana's Ruth Quashie, Great Britain's Anna Burdzy, Ireland's Cailín Toíbín and Sri Lanka's Christina Peiris. The first "Miss Universe Pageant" ran in 1952, but the phrase "Miss Universe" was used in an earlier pageant that ran from 1926 through to 1935. They were divided into regions such as America, Europe, Africa and Asian Pacific.

"Making it to the top 10 is such a feat!"

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