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Miss South Africa Wins Miss Universe 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, won among the largest ever group of contestants.

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Beauty pageant host Steve Harvey, correctly this time, named 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, as Miss Universe 2017.

Nel-Peters was the first of 92 finalists, the largest ever group of contestants to compete for the title, Cosmopolitan reports.

During the show, Nel-Peters told the audience how she was carjacked on the night she was crowned Miss South Africa. She then used that experience to help her run self-defense programs for young women in her country.

Here are some of the best moments for the pageant:

2017 Miss Universe
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, crowned during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp
Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp is named a top 16 finalist during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Alina Mansur, Miss Aruba
Alina Mansur, Miss Aruba, competes in the Miss Universe pageant on November 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (PATRICK GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica
Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica, competes in the Miss Universe pageant on November 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.(PATRICK GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Lauren Howe, Miss Canada
Lauren Howe, Miss Canada, competes in the Miss Universe pageant on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. (PATRICK GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Finalists at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant
(L-R) Laura Gonzalez, Miss Colombia; Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica; Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss Thailand; Keysi Sayago, Miss Venezuela; and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, are finalists at the Miss Universe pageant on November 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (PATRICK GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)