Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017 on Monday, November 27, ending her country's 39-year drought in the pageant.
This is only the second time South Africa won the most prestigious beauty pageant, after Margaret Gardiner's win in 1978.
During the Q&A portion, Demi-Leigh was asked "What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?"
Below is her winning answer:
"As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. A Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears and by that, she is able to help other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for. And I think that is exactly who I am."
The 22-year-old South African beauty queen is a Business Management graduate, who has also developed a program that trains women in self-defense. — LA, GMA News