South African Take Over – Congratulations Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Miss Universe – Miss South Africa – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
First of all, OMG!!! Secondly Congratulations Demi-Leigh! I don’t know about you guys but it seems that South Africa is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Whether we’re talking about sport or beauty, South African’s are paving the way to stardom.
Demi-Leigh was just crown MISS UNIVERSE! I am in awe with her beauty and poise. She made us all proud when she was crown the new Miss South Africa and her expression when the announcement was made, was exactly the amount of awe I was in as well.
This year is definitely Demi’s year. She is only 22 years old and she is absolutely slaying!
In the final round Steve Harvey asked Nel-Peters “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?” , she said:
As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am.”
Following her crowning as Miss South Africa, Nel-Peters was considered a favorite for the Miss Universe crown. When asked about what she thought was the most important issue regarding women at the workplace, she said:
In some places, women get paid 75% of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours — and I do not believe that this is right. I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world.
She went on to win the competition and was crowned Miss Universe 2017 by outgoing titleholder Iris Mittenaere Nel-Peters is the second titleholder from South Africa, and the first since Margaret Gardiner won Miss Universe 1978.
Nel-Peters said during a segment at Miss Universe that she wants to use her self-defence workshops to help as many women as she can. This stems from an incident a month after being crowned Miss South Africa when she was carjacked at Hyde Park, she handed over her car keys but was forced into her car by the carjackers. She punched one of her attackers in the throat and managed to run away and get help.
A couple years ago, all the world really thought about Africa was that it was a continent with a significant amount of struggling countries where thousands of hungry people lived, in tiny little mud huts and wild animals roaming freely.
But in recent years, there is so much happening in and around South Africa and the other African countries.
I am so proud of our country, not just of the people but also our beautiful architecture. I am also proud of our beautiful animals and wild life. However, we still have so much work to do, with regards to preserving our precious wildlife. With our countries growing I hope that we don’t conform to the rest of the world’s standards. I hope that we will protect the elements that makes our country unique and beautiful. I fear the concrete jungle and hope that that does not become the new vision of our lands.
Anyway, before I babble on about how I want to save trees, animals and people of the world… Let’s just stand together and pray to build South Africa into a strong united country.