This year a South African stole the show at the Miss Universe awards. She was awarded her jewel-studded crown for being a passionate and amazing humitarian and contains some of the most beautiful traits as a role model for women across the world.
TIME magazine writes:”By Regina Garcia Cano / AP November 27, 2017(LAS VEGAS) — Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday.The 22-year-old, who wants to use her reign to champion HIV/AIDS and self-defense causes, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.“HIV/AIDS is a very big problem in my country South Africa, so I hope to stand as an advocate for that,” she said before reporters after the event.Along with the title, Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes. She is the second woman from her home country to earn the crown.The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.”
“You feel so empowered because you are on a stage with 91 other women that are strong, that are independent, that have worked really hard,” she said. “They are all winners; they are winners of their own countries, and to me, that was so empowering. That just showed me that if women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go.”