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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Of South Africa Is Miss Universe 2017

All hail your new queen!
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Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa! The 22-year-old self-defense advocate just won over 91 other contestants in the beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Below are her winning Top 5 and Top 3 answers in the Q&A and Final Word rounds:

Top 5 Q&A

Question: "Women make up 49 percent of the global workforce. What do you believe is the most important issue facing women in the workplace today, and why?"

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"In some cases, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours. And I do not believe that that is right. I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world. Thank you."

Top 3 Final Word

Question: "What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?"

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"As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. A Miss Universe is a woman [who] has overcome many fears, and, by that, she is able to help other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for, and I think that is exactly who I am."

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