South African wins Miss Universe

South African wins Miss Universe

By Entertainment / Tuesday, 28 November 2017 02:56

Twenty-two year-old South African, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has won the Miss Universe crown for 2017, at the pageant held in Nevada, USA today.

The first runner-up position went to Miss Columbia, Laura González, 22, while the second runner-up position went to Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, 21.

It turned out as a mix of beauty and brains, as all three of the top finishers have tertiary education. The new Miss Universe is a recent graduate of the North-West University where she took a degree in Business Management. The first runner-up attended performing arts school and is pursuing her acting dream in Bogota, Columbia, while the second runner-up is a marketing student at the university of West Indies.

The new Miss Universe said in a pre-recorded interview that she was passionate about self-defence for women – a fallout from her experience being kidnapped and held under gun-point. She is also an advocate for equal pay for equal work. She pointed out that in some places, women averaged just 75% of the pay that men got for the same work.

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Ojukwu-Enendu Okwudili

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