Miss Universe 2017: South Africa wins the crown after four decades
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa has been crowned as Miss Universe 2017. Her victory has ended a four-decade-long jinx for her country in one of the world's biggest pageants.
Hosted by Steve Harvey, more than 92 women from around the world participated in the pageant.
Former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere from France crowned South African Demi-Leigh.
Demi-Leigh is a Business Management graduate and is passionate about a program she helped develop to train women in self-defence in various situations.
According to the official Miss Universe website, she plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can in the coming years.
Laura Gonzalez from Colombia was named the runner-up, while Davina Bennett from Jamaica rounded up the top three.
After Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017, all eyes were on Shraddha Shashidhar to end India's 16-year drought. Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.