South African model takes Miss Universe crown

Camille Rivera
November 28, 2017

This year's judges included YouTube star Lele Pons, former judge of "America's Next Top Model" Jay Manuel and Wendy Fitzwilliam, the 1998 Miss Universe victor from Trinidad and Tobago.

In the "Final Word" portion of the competition, Nel-Peters said "Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears, and by that she is able to help many women overcome their fears". I've done this as an actress. I am the owner of a foundation that spread awareness for the deaf community.

A similar situation happened in 2014 when Jamaica's representative to the Miss Universe pageant, Kaci Fennell finished in 5th place. "I've done this a Colombian and I do not doubt that I will do this as Miss Universe". "This platform will be a great platform to help people". She then made it to the top 10 where she participated in the evening gown competition wearing a pale bluish-gray dress by designer Val Taguba.

In the first round of elimination, the top 4 candidates in each of the four categories - Asia and Africa, Europe, Americas; and Wild Card - were announced for the Top 16 semi-finalists.

The topic arose during Sunday's competition when a fan-submitted question asked why it's important for men and women to work together to address the issue of sexual misconduct. Pilipinas Charities, Inc., which sends Philippine delegates to competitions overseas, said that Peters did a great job during the finals. Jamaica's previous top ten placements at Miss Universe included Sandra Foster (1989), Kimberly Mais (1991) Christine Straw (2004) and Nicole Haughton (1999). "We will continue to learn from the winners and will keep on doing our best", said Enriquez.

Celebrities, including Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis-Smith congratulated Peters. The contestant from Jamaica, Davina Bennett, said, "It is my drive and determination".

After the Top 16 paraded in swimsuits, the delegates were narrowed down to 10. "Nevertheless, Rachel was perfection", Rodriguez tweeted.

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