South Afric's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters beat everyone to end a four-decade-long jinx for her home country bringing one of the world's biggest pageant, Miss Universe crown, to her nation. India's Shraddha Shashidhar lost out on the 2017 pageant title, failing to make it even to the top 16. The Miss Universe pageant crown last was brought back to India by Lara Dutta that too in the year 2000. A 16-year drought still continues to get back the crown, India had high hopes from Shraddha, 21, a media graduate also when Manushi Chhillar had won at the Miss World 2017. [caption id="attachment_24491" align="alignnone" width="660"] Iris Mittenaere from France crowning her successor Demi-Leigh[/caption] As per reports, 92 women from around the world were competing for the pageant. Iris Mittenaere from France crowned her successor Demi-Leigh. The present winner possesses a degree in Business Management and she wants to develop a program helping train women in self-defense in numerous situations. Demi-Leigh plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can, according to the official Miss Universe website. Laura Gonzalez from Colombia was named the runner-up, while Davina Bennett from Jamaica rounded up the top three.
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