Social media goes into a frenzy after Demi-Leigh Nel Peters walks away with the Miss Universe crown

Social media goes into a frenzy after Demi-Leigh Nel Peters walks away with the Miss Universe crown

- South Africa's very own Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was crowned Miss Universe

- She is only the second South African to walk away with this prestigious title

- The beauty beat 91 other contestants to take the crown in a star-studded event held in Las Vegas, US.

After 39 years, the Miss Universe crown once again returns to South Africa after Miss SA, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was crowned on on Sunday.

Before being crowned the universe's most beautiful woman, Demi-Leigh was asked: "What quality in yourself are you most proud of, and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?"

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To loud cheers from the audience, she answered:

As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help many other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly what I am.

The last South African to win the title was Margaret Gardiner in 1978.

Demi-Leigh Nel

Social media has since been abuzz with messages of congratulations streaming in from far and wide.

Yen.com.gh would like to wish Demi-Leigh a huge congratulations. We're so proud of her for flying SA's flag high.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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