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Rachel Peters Makes It To The Top 16 Of Miss Universe 2017!

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The 66th Miss Universe pageant, hosted by recurring presenter Steve Harvey, was held at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A new format was revealed for the competition's 16 semifinalists: 12 contestants were called based on geography (four countries from the Americas, four from Europe, and four from Africa and Asia Pacific). To complete the Top 16, four more contestants were chosen as "Wild Card" picks.

Here's the list of the Top 16 contestants:

Africa and Asia Pacific

  1. THAILAND: Maria Poonlertlarp
  2. SRI LANKA: Christina Peiris
  3. GHANA: Ruth Quarshie
  4. SOUTH AFRICA: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters


  1. SPAIN: Sofia del Prado
  2. IRELAND: Cailin Aine Ni Toibin
  3. CROATIA: Shanaelle Petty
  4. GREAT BRITAIN: Anna Burdzy

The Americas

  1. COLOMBIA: Laura Gonzalez
  2. USA: Kara McCullough
  3. BRAZIL: Monalysa Alcantara
  4. CANADA: Lauren Howe

Wild Card

  1. PHILIPPINES: Rachel Peters
  2. VENEZUELA: Keysi Sayago
  3. JAMAICA: Davina Bennett
  4. CHINA: Roxette Qiu

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