South Africa has crowned the title of Miss Universe 2017

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Miss Universe consists of around 90 women from all over the world who compete in various competitions, like the swimsuit competition, formal wear, and communication skills, where they are asked various questions on public health issues like social media and mental health, terrorism, social movements and so forth. This year's edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal. It has since been kept by the Miss Universe Organization after switching to the crowns by Diamond Nexus Lab and the Diamond International Corporation.

The former Miss South Africa was held at gunpoint just one month after being crowned and has now gone on to win the new crown.

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters also earned her degree in Business Management at North-West University as well as managed two leadership positions at her high school.

Nel-Peters developed a program called Unbreakable that trains women in self-defense.

Laura Gonzalez from Colombia was named the runner-up, while Davina Bennett from Jamaica rounded up the top three.

Host Steve Harvey poked fun at his 2015 botched Miss Universe crowning throughout the night. "We congratulate her most heartily and wish her all the best during her reign which is South Africa's reign", said President Zuma.

The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor to a din of squeals and cheers. "And I think that is exactly who I am".

Finally, Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, from South Africa, stated, "You have to be confident in who you are as an individual".

Along with the title, Nel-Peters gets a yearlong salary, luxury apartment in New York City for a year and a host of prizes.

Aside from her Afro, she dazzled in her yellow evening gown and was also solid in the question and answer segment.

Nel-Peters is an advocate of women's rights. Miss Universe shows us that a pretty, young woman doesn't need education, their beauty will do it all.

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