Miss South Africa Emerges As Winner Of Miss Universe 2017. (Photos)

The Miss Universe 2017 pageant was held on Sunday, November the 26th, in Las Vegas where ninety-two women from around the world competed for the crown.

The host for the pageant again was Steve Harvey, who made several jokes about his 2015 mistake, when he pronounced the wrong person as that year’s winner.

Steve Harvey, center, takes the stage at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The top 5 contestants selected after the evening gown portion, were Miss South Africa, Venezuela, Thailand, Jamaica and Colombia.
From left, final five finalists Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett, Miss Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss Venezuela Keysi Sayago and Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters stand on stage at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Advancing to the top 3 were Miss Jamaica, Colombia and South Africa. After answering one question each, Jamaica’s Davina Bennett was made the third runner up, Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez was the second runner-up, while Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters emerged as Miss Universe 2017!

Nel-Peters was a favorite throughout the night, she described how she survived a carjacking by fighting back against her attacker and used that terrifying experience to help other women, and spoke out about issues such as equal pay.

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 26: Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2017 by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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