Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears gown by Filipino designer

In her acceptance speech, Nel-Peters said she was both proud and humbled to have won and that her dreams had become a reality.

Jamaica's Davina Bennett finished second runner-up in the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, USA on Sunday night.

"She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for".

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters didn't shy away when asked to comment on sexual harassment just after being crowned.

Hours after the competition concluded with South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as the victor, Peters posted on Instagram Stories a clip of her having a slice.

Miss Philippines Rachel Peters stuns the crowd at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Miss Universe 2016, France's Iris Mittenaere, sported a stupendous number by none other than Michael Cinco as she crowned her successor.

She is from Sedgefield in the Western Cape.

"I resonate with everything that the Miss Universe organisation stands for, especially empowering women across the globe".

Ninety-two women from around the had world participated in the competition.

American comic turned TV host Steve Harvey returned to the Miss Universe stage for a third time.

In the "Final Word" portion of the competition, a beaming Nel-Peters said: "Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears, and by that she is able to help many women overcome their fears".

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