Newly Crowned Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters From South Africa, Seems Pretty Cool

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

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So did you watch the 2017 Miss Universe pageant Sunday night? (Honestly, I don’t even know for sure that it was actually on television Sunday night. Was it? My question was legit – did anyone watch it?)

If you did watch the 2017 Miss Universe pageant then you already know that 22-year-old Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017. And if you did NOT watch it, which is entirely possible, since I am not even sure if it was actually on TV then now you know!

That’s right. Miss France 2016 Iris Mittenaere will no longer be representing our universe at all the functions and meetings that take place between the various universes of… ummm… space.

Now it’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from New York City’s turn. (Wait, what? Oh, she was born in Sedgefield, South Africa. Got it.)

So what do we know about our new leader of the universe? Well, according to E! News who covers universal news events such as this…

In the Final Word round, [Steve] Harvey asked, “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?”

As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am.”

Good answer! Good answer! I wonder how many points she got? Oh wait, sorry, that’s Family Feud, Harvey’s other hosting duty. My bad.

We also know that, according to Miss Universe website, Nel-Peters “recently earned her degree in Business Management at North West University after making history at her high school for holding two leadership positions.”

Dang… she made history while still just in high school. No wonder she won.

She’s also a badass, according to Wikipedia, “…a month after being crowned Miss South Africa when she was carjacked at Hyde Park, she handed over her car keys but was forced into her car by the carjackers. She punched one of her attackers in the throat and managed to run away and get help.”

Oh, and for those of you scoring at home (and if you are, congrats!), Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was the second runner-up and Miss Columbia Laura Gonzalez was the first runner-up. Miss Venezuela, Miss USA, Miss Philippines, Miss Canada, Miss Spain, Miss Brazil, and Miss Thailand were the other women to make into the top 10.

Long live our new leader, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters!

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