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Miss Universe 2017: Croatia Makes Final 13

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters left and Miss Universe Croatia (Photo: Miss Universe)

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa is the new Miss Universe.

The 22-year-old from Cape Town was crowned the 2017 Miss Universe at the final pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Photo: Miss Universe)

Miss Colombia Laura González was first runner-up, whilst Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was the second runner-up.

Croatia’s contestant, Shanaelle Petty, made it through to the TOP 16 before advancing to be named as one of the competition’s TOP 13 finalists with Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain, USA, Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Venezuela and China.

Shanaelle Petty during her Q&A with host Steve Harvey (Photo: Miss Universe)

Petty, who is part American on her father’s side and part Croatian on her mother’s side from Slavonski Brod, was selected in the TOP 4 from Europe to advance to the final 16.

Miss Croatia in evening gown (Photo: Miss Universe)

Girls from 92 countries took part in this year’s contest.

Miss Croatia Shanaelle Petty (Miss Universe)

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