On Sunday night of November 26, 2017, the 66th Miss Universe Pageant took place at The AXIS in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as the new Miss Universe. She proudly took home the title for her beloved country. But a month before she went to contend in the pageant, she revealed in an interview from Channel24CT why she wanted to bring home the Miss Universe crown:
“I’m not going to Miss Universe to make friends or just for the experience. I wanna bring that crown back to South Africa. We haven’t had a Miss Universe in 39 years so I think it’s time. And it would not just be a personal victory. It would be a victory for the team and for our country.”
Miss South Africa, now Miss Universe 2017, is apparently not your ordinary woman. She is greatly involved in many charitable activities, including her vivid passion in empowering women. She took up a Business Management course with the vision of becoming an entrepreneur and change the world one at a time. Demi-Leigh was even the first girl in her high school to be chosen as head girl of both the school and its hostel.
What’s even more surprising is that some of her Instagram posts reveal not just a strong, kind-hearted woman but a woman who truly fears God.
See her Instagram posts below:
Years before she became Miss Universe she posted this.