South Africa's Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe

A 10-year-old girl in a pickup drove directly into a home — her alarming reason had a cop saying “Excuse me?”

A 10-year-old girl in a pickup drove directly into a home — her alarming reason had a cop saying “Excuse me?”

The 30-year-old model, who has served twice as a backstage host for Miss Universe, recently expressed her disappointment in not seeing any curvy contestants compete in the worldwide beauty pageant.

She helped develop a program to train women in self-defence in various situations after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned Miss South Africa. Harvey announced the victor as Miss Colombia, but Miss Philippines was the one who earned the crown. Jamaica's previous top ten placements at Miss Universe included Sandra Foster (1989), Kimberly Mais (1991) Christine Straw (2004) and Nicole Haughton (1999).

Nel-Peters took the crown from Iris Mittenaere who won it in 2016 Miss Universe contest. Along with that, numerous contestants are recent high school graduates, who delay education just to participate in Miss Universe, and numerous times don't pursue education afterwards.

Peters earlier entered the top 16 of the pageant as wildcard finalist, even after failing to enter the top four of the Africa and Asia Pacific group.

"If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable, and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go", the 22-year-old said in response to a fan-submitted question on what men and women can do to combat sexual misconduct. "THANK YOU!" most likely referring to the outpouring of praise she received for representing the hairstyle people of color have been discriminated against for far too long. She then made it to the top 10 where she participated in the evening gown competition wearing a pale bluish-gray dress by designer Val Taguba.

During the competition's Q&A portion, host Steve Harvey asked Nel-Peters about what she thought was the most important issue facing women in the workplace. "I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world".

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters surely impressed the judges with her brains, beauty, and charisma during the event.

"The Universe is not livelier with you as a shining star".

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