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South African self-defence trainer crowned Miss Universe

She beats contestants from Colombia, Jamaica, Thailand and Spain in the event held in Las Vegas

Above: The top three finalists (from left) Ms Nel-Peters, Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

Above: Miss Universe 2017 with other contestants.

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters after her crowning.

Las Vegas

BEAUTIES from across the globe converged in Las Vegas on Sunday night (Monday morning, Singapore time), where Miss South Africa was crowned the new Miss Universe.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, edged out her rivals from Colombia and Jamaica to take the title.

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