The Miss Universe 2017 pageant took place Sunday, November 26, in Las Vegas where ninety-two women from around the world competed for the crown. The host for the pageant again was Steve Harvey, who made several jokes about his 2015 mistake, when he pronounced the wrong person as that year’s winner.

Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017

The top 5 contestants selected after the evening gown portion, were Miss South Africa, Venezuela, Thailand, Jamaica and Colombia.

Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017

Advancing to the top 3 were Miss Jamaica, Colombia and South Africa.After answering one question each, Jamaica’s Davina Bennett was made the third runner up, Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez was the second runner-up, while Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters emerged as Miss Universe 2017!

Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017

Nel-Peters was a favorite throughout the night, she described how she survived a carjacking by fighting back against her attacker and used that terrifying experience to help other women, and spoke out about issues such as equal pay.

Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017Miss South Africa emerges as winner of Miss Universe 2017

Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett

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