South African pageant crowned the world's most lovely woman

South African pageant crowned the world's most lovely woman

Congratulations are in order for Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, after she emerged as the victor of the 2017 Miss Universe crown on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The least-watched broadcast came in 2013 when the pageant was aired on a tape delay from Russian Federation and saw numbers of 3.8 mil/0.9.

Nels-Peters was considered a frontrunner for the title after also being crowned Miss South Africa 2017 earlier this year.

Seeing natural hair recognized on an global stage is more than just a step in the right direction - it's a win for women of color who unfortunately still do not see themselves represented almost enough in mainstream media and in Western-based beauty pageants.

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 producer Harvey Weinstein.

The topic arose during Sunday's competition when a fan-submitted question asked why it's important for men and women to work together to address the issue of sexual misconduct.

After the show, Nel-Peters said women can empower each other to standup against any abuse. Along with that, numerous contestants are recent high school graduates, who delay education just to participate in Miss Universe, and numerous times don't pursue education afterwards. "They are all winners; they are winners of their own countries, and to me, that was so empowering. We congratulate her most heartily and wish her all the best during her reign which is South Africa's reign", said President Zuma.

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The statement was issued after leaders of 40 Muslim countries gathered on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance.

The show was once again hosted by Steve Harvey who, two years ago, made a major blunder when he mistakenly announced the wrong victor.

"Let us celebrate this great victory of our nation".

Aside from her Afro, she dazzled in her yellow evening gown and was also solid in the question and answer segment.

For TV host Bianca Gonzalez, the 26-year-old beauty from Camarines Sur is still the Filipinos' Miss Universe.

With a file from CTV News.

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