Sheer joy from South African beauty, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who was last night crowned Miss Universe 2017 at the Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas. The 22- year-old was crowned by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. Her win ends an almost four-decade long drought for her country. South Africa last won the Miss Universe contest in 1978. Nel-Peters outshone 91 other beauties and copped the crown during the televised pageant on Fox network.
Laura Gonzalez, Miss Colombia and Caribbean beauty, Davina Bennett representing Jamaica were awarded first and second runner-up respectively. (Photo taken from news.abs-cbn.com/Steve Marcus, Reuters)