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Rachel Peters at Miss Universe 2017 Coronation Night

Rachel Peters at Miss Universe 2017 Coronation Night

This year's finalists include four from The Americas (North America, Central America, South America, Caribbean), four candidates from Europe, and four candidates from Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

In her acceptance speech, Nel-Peters said she was both proud and humbled to have won and that her dreams had become a reality. She helped develop a program to train women in self-defense in various situations after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned as Miss South Africa.

As she said made her final walk at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas, on Sunday, November 26 (Monday, November 27 in Manila), Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere looked every inch a beauty queen, wearing a red ombre gown by Filipino designer Michael Cinco.

Her feat is the eighth consecutive top 10 finish of the Philippines at Miss Universe.

The runner-up was actress Laura Gonzalez of Colombia, followed by Jamaica's Davina Bennett.

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He added, "This is a great operation, but we are not done and we will not be done until we totally dismantle this organization". The gang originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, then entrenched itself in Central America when its leaders were deported.

Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign as well as more prizes.

A total of 92 women from around the world competed for the Miss Universe 2017 title. Like each year, the sparkling silver and blue gem encrusted crown was passed on to the new Miss Universe by last year's victor Miss France Iris Mittenaere.

Host Steve Harvey poked fun at his 2015 botched Miss Universe crowning throughout the night.

Her half-sister, who has a disability, is credited to be Miss Universe Nel-Peters' biggest motivation.

Donald Trump formerly co-owned The Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal.

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