South Africa wins Miss Universe 2017

South Africa wins Miss Universe 2017

A South African beauty queen who helps train women in self-defence was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas.

Ms. Nel-Peters became only the second South African to win the title after Margaret Gardiner won the title in 1978. "I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world". ABC's America's Funniest Videos (5.3 mil/1.2) saw its best numbers all season, while Shark Tank (4.1 mil/1.0) was up a tenth.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, edged out her rivals from Colombia and Jamaica to take the crown. This is the 66th edition of the world-renown beauty pageant, where India was represented by Miss Diva Shraddha Shashidhar, who didn't make it to the list of top 15 finalists. Before she was crowned, the new pageant victor shared her thoughts on sexual harassment.

In the US, dozens of politicians, Hollywood executives and actors, and media personalities are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, sparked by a wave of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Kára McCullough of Washington, D.C., who made the finals at the Las Vegas event, asked Harvey a question when she was announced as a top 10 contestant.




The victor has a degree in Business Management and she is passionate about a program she helped develop to train women in self-defence in various situations.

After the show, Nel-Peters said women can empower each other to standup against any abuse. Miss Universe realized that this controversy between the public and them in regards to the lack of an educational requirement was present and announced that they would extend the requirement of age one year, form 26 to 27, so the contestants could finish their degrees.

Harvey, a five-time Emmy Award victor, mentioned the moment from when he announced the wrong victor at 2015 Miss Universe.

This years the judges judging the Miss Universe contestants included YouTube star Lele Pons, Jay Manuel former judge of America's Next Top Model and Wendy Fitzwilliam, the 1998 Miss Universe victor from Trinidad and Tobago, while Grammy-Award victor Fergie to performed her song, "A Little Work" at event while the contestants walked down the stage wearing evening gowns.

With a file from CTV News.

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