Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned as Miss South Africa 2017

27 Mar 2017 | Angelopedia

At the conclusion of the finale of Miss South Africa 2017, held on 26th March 2017, concluded with the crowning of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as the winner. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters succeeds Miss South Africa 2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, and will now represent the country either at the Miss Universe 2017 or Miss World 2017 pageant, to be held later this year.


Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned as Miss South Africa 2017


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21 year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hails from Sedgefield. Demi Leigh is known for her beauty and panache. She is a student of business management and entrepreneurship and manages her studies with part-time modelling at Boss Models and Vision Management. The beauty takes pride in the moment when she was selected as the Deputy Junior Mayor of the George City Council. As a hobby, she loves to be creative and enjoys making handmade cards. She imbibes strength from her disabled sister and feels that she is her motivation.

At the same pageant, Adè van Heerden was adjudged the first runner-up and Boipelo Mabe was titled second runner-up. Priyeshka Lutchman and Shané Naidoo completed the Top 5 while the rest of the Top 8 were Iman Mkwanazi, Nicole van Niekerk and Odirile Sepeng.

The star-studded event was attended by Johannesburg’s Mayor Herman Mashaba and local singer Lira. The event was hosted by local rapper Proverb and presenter and actress Lalla Hirayama. Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh was present as one of the judges for the night.

In addition to winning the crown and the title, Demi also received a cash prize, a car, an international holiday and other prizes in a package that exceeds 2 Million ZAR (equivalent to approximately USD 150,000). All the Top 12 finalists for 2017 each received a cash prize of 25,000 ZAR.

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