Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017

Adjust Comment Print

Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe.

Spain, Ireland, Croatia, and Great Britain; Americas: Colombia, USA, Brazil, and Canada; and Wild Card: Philippines, Venezuela, Jamaica, and China.

Meanwhile, Colombia, Canada, Brazil and the US will continue in the pageant after being picked from the Americas region.

In the pageant's 66th year, more than 90 women from around the globe - including first-timers from Cambodia, Laos and Nepal - took part. Four other women regardless of region will also move forward in the competition. The difference is that this year's contest reportedly had the largest number of pageants in the history of the competition. At least Steve Harvey didn't make a mix up this time around.

Philippine bet Rachel Peters failed to reach the Miss Universe Top 5, ending her journey early in the competition held at The Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Crabtree, Talib Ejected for Fighting During Raiders-Broncos Game
After the ejections, Lynch escorted Talib past the Raiders' sideline as Crabtree stayed around his teammates. Crabtree and Talib were in the middle of the type of huge brawl you won't see too often in the NFL.

This years the judges judging the Miss Universe contestants included YouTube star Lele Pons, Jay Manuel former judge of America's Next Top Model and Wendy Fitzwilliam, the 1998 Miss Universe victor from Trinidad and Tobago, while Grammy-Award victor Fergie to performed her song, "A Little Work" at event while the contestants walked down the stage wearing evening gowns.

The 22-year-old model and business management graduate from North-West University was crowned by outgoing Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France with the US$250,000 pearl-encrusted Mikimoto crown, which was last used by the pageant in 2009. Members of the audience waved flags from dozens of countries as the showed kicked off.

Thought that didn't deter from Miss Universe's crowning moment!

The U.S.is being represented by Washington D.C.'s Kara McCullough. "If you can see a curvy girl on the cover of Sports Illustrated or Vogue, then we can definitely see a curvy girl as Miss Universe". Graham revealed that she returned as a host for Miss Universe to champion body diversity.