Miss South Africa Takes the Crown at Miss Universe 2017

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!

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