Reigning Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be heading off to the Miss Universe Pageant in November to try and bag the title.
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters plans to follow in the footsteps of many great women before her. She is hoping to bring home the title of Miss Universe this November.
Another great South African woman who have gone on to claim the title was Miss RSA Margaret Gardiner who was named Miss Universe in 1978. And Miss World title holders like Penny Coelen who was crowned as South Africa’s first Miss World in 1958; Anneline Kriel who took over the title of Miss World in 1974 and Rolene Strauss who became Miss World in 2014.
The 66th Miss Universe pageant is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 26. Miss SA is fully prepared to take on the challenge of being crowned a Miss Universe.
“My preparations started when I was crowned Miss South Africa 2017.
“Just as with the Miss South Africa platform, I understand the responsibility of being Miss Universe and the impact it has on millions of lives.
“I am extremely excited and proud to represent our Rainbow Nation and cannot wait to wear the name ‘South Africa’ proudly across my chest.
“It has been 39 years since a South African wore the Miss Universe crown and I promise to dedicate and commit myself to ensure the crown will once again be on South African soil.”
The current Miss Universe is Iris Mittenaere of France who was crowned on January 30, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. It will be a great day seeing her pass the crown over to our Miss South Africa. Lets all hold thumbs!
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) August 23, 2017