South Africa's very own Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was crowned Miss Universe.
She is the second South African to walk away with this prestigious title
The beauty queen beat 91 other contestants to take the crown in a star-studded event held in Las Vegas After 39 years, the Miss Universe crown once again returns to South Africa after Miss SA, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was crowned on Sunday, November 26. Before being crowned the universe's most beautiful woman, Demi-Leigh was asked:
"What quality in yourself are you most proud of, and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?"
To loud cheers from the audience, she answered:
"As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help many other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly what I am."
The last South African to win the title was Margaret Gardiner in 1978.
Social media has since been abuzz with messages of congratulations streaming in from far and wide.