Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017

29 November, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017

Miss Philippines Rachel Peters stuns the crowd at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez was named runner-up, while Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was dubbed second runner-up. The native of Sedgefield in Western cape, South Africa also held prestigious leadership positions at her high school. Miss Universe has to overcome her fears and teach others to do the same.

"[South] Africa, I love you". But Nel-Peters won the hearts of the judges not just with her beauty, but with her brilliant answers.

"I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world".

Ghana's Representative at this year's Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Ruth Quarshie etched her name and country as part of the first sixteen lovely ladies in the world.




Host Steve Harvey poked fun at his 2015 botched Miss Universe crowning throughout the night.

The comic joked he was "thankful for the Oscars" for taking the heat away from his gaffe, referring to the botched "best picture" announcement at the 2016 academy awards.

Grammy-Award victor Fergie performed her new song "A Little Work" while the contestants walked down the stage wearing evening gowns.

A 22-year-old business management graduate from South Africa has bagged the top spot at Miss Universe 2017.

The victor, 22-year-old Nel-Peters, will be given a yearlong salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign.

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