Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (born 28 June 1995) is a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017.
She previously was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa, following Miss Universe 1978 Margaret Gardiner. Nel-Peters was born on 28 June 1995 in Sedgefield, Western Cape to Bennie Peters and Anne-Marie Steenkamp.
Nel-Peters was honored on-stage along with first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett Sunday night in Las Vegas.
During the competition’s Q&A portion, the newly crowned Miss Universe was asked about the most important issue she thought was facing women in the workplace.
“In some places, women get paid 75% of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours — and I do not believe that this is right,” she said. “I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world.”
In this post, we have listed 15 pictures that prove Miss Universe 2017 is the most beautiful woman in the world.
I love Mondays! To me they always represent a new beginning and a new chance to make the week ahead better than the one before. When you work hard, the reward is so much sweeter (for example my cheat meals on the weekend ????????????????). A shout out to my trainer, @jacodbruyn for helping me to be the best, healthiest and strongest version of myself. Credits to the amazing team: Photo @garrethbarclay H&M @artistry_by_dyllan Swimwear @jetsswimwear Styling @noreenkajeevareta Directing @claudiahenkelsa Everything else @werner_wessels
Just because you are soft does not mean that you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the colour gold. Sneak peak of my official shoot for Miss Universe! Photo by @garrethbarclay H&M by @dyllz23 @artistry_by_dyllan Directing @werner_wessels Styling @noreenkajeevareta Hair colour and treatment by @leandibotes at @veaudryint
It's days like today that makes my journey as Miss South Africa so special, so worth it and so memorable. I was invited by my almamater, @nwupuk , to visit the campus and to share my road to Miss SA and Miss Universe with my fellow peers. Walking around on campus today made me realize how much my life has changed in less than a year. Last year this time I was still a student on the Potchefstroom campus working towards obtaining my first degree and now I'm living out my life long dream. Tonight I'm going to bed grateful for all the change in my life, for all the people supporting me, backing me and believing in me. Thank you for the most amazing day Potchefstroom. Today is definitely a highlight of my year! #misssouthafrica2017 #missuniverse #demileighnelpeters #DLNP #nwu #ootd = @forevernew_sa