President Zuma Congratulates Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
28 November, 2017, 01:47 | Author: Christina Harvey
While a majority of South Africans were showering Nel-Peters with praises and congratulating her after her win, some, including highly opinionated South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai, think Miss Jamaica should have won.
"HIV/AIDS is a very big problem in my country South Africa, so I hope to stand as an advocate for that", she said before reporters after the event. Miss Universe extended the age requirement with the thought that giving access to education was enough, but access to education isn't the issue, it is promotion of education; how to encourage young women to strive for higher education.
Nel-Peters took home the crown at Sunday night's pageant in Las Vegas, making her the first victor from South Africa since 1978.
Bennett, the 21-year-old from the central Jamaica parish of Clarendon, placed second runner-up among 92 contestants from across the globe.
"As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual", she said.
Aside from her Afro, she dazzled in her yellow evening gown and was also solid in the question and answer segment.
She was held at gunpoint by three carjackers in June as she was driving through Johannesburg, about a month after she was crowned Miss South Africa.
Making the Top 10 were USA, Philippines, Canada, Spain and Brazil.
Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, also 22, was the first runner-up. Representatives from Thailand and Venezuela rounded out the top 5.
Nel-Peters is from the South African coastal community of Sedgefield in the Western Cape province.
India's Shraddha Shashidhar lost out on the Miss Universe 2017 title, failing to make it even to the top 16. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.
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JP: Warmer temperatures for the weekend
A wind from the south/southeast will carry warmer air into the Valley tomorrow, allowing that warm up to the 60s in the afternoon. We start in the 30s and climb to the upper 50s by noon and briefly into the lower 60s by 2 PM before 50s return for the evening.