Monday, 27 November 2017

Miss South Africa who was held at gunpoint by carjackers after being crowned beauty queen wins Miss Universe as host Steve Harvey redeems himself for naming the wrong winner two years ago

Miss South Africa, who was held at gunpoint a month after being named the nation's beauty queen, has won the Miss Universe crown.
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned the 2017 Miss Universe following the conclusion of the pageant at The Axis at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree and teaches self-defense courses for women, was crowned Sunday during the event at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.  
Her passion for self-defense was reinforced when she was carjacked and held at gunpoint in Johannesburg about a month after winning her title as Miss South Africa.
The top three finalists (left to right) Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Colombia Laura Hernandez and Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett are shown during the 66th Miss Universe pageant
The 22-year-old winner has earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes. 
Steve Harvey asks a question of Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Harvey returned as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning, naming the wrong contestant as the winner 
Steve Harvey returned as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning, naming the wrong contestant as the winner. 

New Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (left) is crowned by her predecessor Iris Mittenaere of France on Sunday


In June, just a month after being crowned Miss South Africa, armed carjackers attacked Nel-Peterson on this stretch of road in Johannesburg. The three men held her at gunpoint, but she manged to flee to safety in a hero stranger's car (file photo)

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