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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins title of Miss Universe
STANDARD UK
Posted on: November 27th 2017
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A woman who was robbed at gunpoint a month after being crowned Miss South Africa has won the prize of being named the new Miss Universe.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned the winner at The AXIS theatre at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

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

Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year's edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history for Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.

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