The gauntlet was thrown down over the weekend in Las Vegas, and in the end, South Africa was the victor.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017 Sunday at Planet Hollywood.
22-year-old Nel-Peters recently earned a degree in business management at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
During the competition, Nel-Peters revealed she was once held up at gunpoint, and since then has developed a passion for self-defense. She even wants to help implement a self-defense program into Miss Universe.
Fergie was also at the event to sing during the evening gown competition.
Congratulations to Miss South Africa, and all the other competitors!