In Pictures: South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe

South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She beat 91 other contestants in the prestigious pageant held at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Nov 26.


Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters reacts as she is crowned 2017 Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. PHOTO: AFP


Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (centre) reacts after being named the 2017 Miss Universe during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. PHOTO: AFP


Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere (left) of France makes a final walk before the crowning of a new Miss Universe. PHOTO: REUTERS


Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp is named a top 10 finalist during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant. PHOTO: REUTERS


Left: Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough. Right: Miss Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters. PHOTOS: AFP


Left: Miss Spain 2017 Sofia del Prado. Right: Miss Croatia 2017 Shanaelle Petty. PHOTOS: AFP


Singer Fergie performs as contestants walk the stage during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant. PHOTO: AFP


Miss Indonesia 2017 Bunga Jelitha and Miss Singapore 2017 Manuela Bruntraeger pose for a photo at Café Hollywood in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. PHOTO: AFP


(Left to right) Miss Sri Lanka 2017 Christina Peiris, Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp, and Miss Ghana 2017 Ruth Quarshie are named top 16 finalists during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant. PHOTO: AFP


(Left to right) Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin, and Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp. PHOTO: AFP


Contestants are shown in swimsuits during the 66th Miss Universe pageant. PHOTO: REUTERS


Host Steve Harvey talks with Miss China Roxette Qui after she is selected as the last finalist. PHOTO: REUTERS


Television personality and host Steve Harvey appears during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant. PHOTO: AFP


The first four finalists are selected during the 66th Miss Universe pageant. PHOTO: REUTERS


Left: Miss Jamaica 2017 Davina Bennett. Right: Miss Colombia 2017 Laura Gonzalez. PHOTOS: AFP


Steve Harvey hosts the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas. PHOTO: REUTERS