"She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for".
Nel-Peters is from the South African coastal community of Sedgefield in the Western Cape province.
Yet another beauty queen plumped for Michael Cinco when handing over her crown......
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The finale took place at The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas.
Trooper shot and killed in Texas
Sources tell our sister station, KWTX in Waco, that Dabrett Black has also made a jailhouse confession to investigators. Allen is the 221st DPS trooper to die in the line of duty since 1823 and the first to die in a shooting since 2008.
In the first question-and-answer section of the pageant Nel-Peters, who holds a degree in business management, was asked what the biggest issue facing women around the world is. She helped develop a program to train women in self-defense in various situations after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned as Miss South Africa.
In a fitting turn of events the d3-based designer, who's originally from the Philippines, dressed last year's reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, as she crowned Mittenaere. Demi has taken home a very handsome salary, a luxury apartment in NY and many more goodies.
Second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett - who works with deaf students and is working on a new sign language app.
American comic turned TV host Steve Harvey returned to the Miss Universe stage for a third time.
Nel-Peters accepts her crown from her doppelganger, basically - Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2016 (and previously Miss France).