Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins Miss South Africa 2017

The first prize winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (C), the first runner-up Ade van Heerden (L) and the second runner-up Boipelo Mabe pose for photos during the Miss South Africa 2017 Pageant and Celebration in Sun City, North West Province, South Africa, on March 26, 2017. The Miss South Africa 2017 Pageant and Celebration was held here Sunday. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from Sedgefield in the Western Cape Province, a 21-year-old part-time model, was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 with a prize of one million rand (about 80,000 US dollars), and the runners-up are Ade van Heerden (1st Princess) from the Western Cape Province and Boipelo Mabe (2nd Princess) from Gauteng Province. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 on Sunday night at a star studded ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl.

She is a 21-year-old final year B.Com business management & entrepreneurship student from Sedgefield in the Western Cape. She is expected to compete in either the Miss World or Miss Universe pageant.


Her runners-up are Adè van Heerden (1st Princess), and Boipelo Mabe (2nd Princess).

Priyeshka Lutchman and Shané Naidoo completed the Top 5 while the rest of the Top 8 were Iman Mkwanazi, Nicole van Niekerk and Odirile Sepeng.

This year was the first time the public was able to vote for their favorites but the winner was chosen by the judges. Missosology.Org