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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?"

"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?"

"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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