Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017 at a glamorous event which held last night in Johannesburg.
The 21- years old queen,who is from Sedgefield in the Western Cape, says she is determined to make a difference during her reign. “I vow to dedicate the next 365 days of my life to serve the people of South Africa, to be a voice to those who are afraid to, or cannot speak up and to represent the whole of our beautiful nation. I vow to listen, to be there, to help where I can and to recognise that we all want to be heard, we all want to be validated. I hear you, I see you, I am you!” she said.
The judges for the competition included TV presenter and model Maps Maponyane, radio personality and singer Unathi Msengana, record holder Cameron van der Burgh, radio presenter and producer Bridget Masinga.
The event was hosted by musician Proverb with media personality Lalla Hirayama giving commentary during the live show.