Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017

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

The 66th annual Miss Universe pageant had 92 contestants vying for the crown, which is the largest number since Miss Universe 2011 and 2012 when 82 contestants fought for the title.

South African President Jacob Zuma congratulated Nel-Peters, the reigning Miss South Africa, saying she had made the country proud.

Ghana's Representative at this year's Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Ruth Quarshie etched her name and country as part of the first sixteen lovely ladies in the world. This year's edition had the most contestants ever.

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They added: "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together'.

Yet another beauty queen plumped for Michael Cinco when handing over her crown...

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Nel-peters has dedicated her award to South Africa. In the future, the new victor from South Africa plans on using her self-defense workshops to help as many women as she can.

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

The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor to a din of squeals and cheers.

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In Lahore, an unruly mob torched a vehicle and damaged others with stoning and staged sit-ins at four key areas in the city. Over 8,000 security personnel engaged in the operation against around 2,000 protesters, a report said.

The runner-up was actress Laura Gonzalez of Colombia, followed by Jamaica's Davina Bennett.

Host Steve Harvey poked fun at his 2015 botched Miss Universe crowning throughout the night.

Miss Philippines Rachel Peters bowed out of the competition when she failed to secure a place in the top five of the annual beauty pageants.

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Mr Trump praised the turkey he was pardoning, Drumstick, as a "big bird" and played up its hopes for the years to come. The 47 pound turkey's favorite band is Journey and has a "tall and proud" strut style, according to the White House.

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