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Ghana makes it to the top 16 at this year's Miss Universe

Ghana makes it to the top 16 at this year's Miss Universe”

"She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for", she said.

The 22-year-old from Sedgefield in the Western Cape was one of the hot favourites going into the pageant, and outdid the top 16 comprised four entrants from Asia Pacific and Africa, four from Europe, four from the Americas and four wildcards voted for by the judges.

Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (L) reacts as she is crowned new Miss Universe 2017 by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In her acceptance speech, Nel-Peters said she was both proud and humbled to have won and that her dreams had become a reality. In the future, the new victor from South Africa plans on using her self-defense workshops to help as many women as she can.

The new Miss Universe, during an interview question at the pageant, revealed her disabled half-sister inspires her and she is her most significant motivator.

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

Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. She was bestowed with the crown by last year's victor, Iris Mittenaere from France. Falling just short in the finale, the first and second runner-ups were Miss Colombia, Laura González, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett*, respectively.

American TV host Steve Harvey wasn't scared to poke fun at his infamous gaffe in 2015, when he famously announced the wrong person as Miss Universe.

Three days after people in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, Harvey told the audience he is "grateful for the Oscars", referring to the best-picture flub at this year's Academy Awards. "Congratulations to our Miss Universe!"



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