With South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters winning the Miss Universe crown this year, we take a look at the strong, beautiful women, who won the hearts of the judges and the prestigious crown, in the past. From classic Indian beauties to the gorgeous French model, who do you think wore the crown best?
South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe for 2017, beating almost 100 other women from across the globe for the coveted title. Demi-Leigh, who is a graduate in business management, received her crown from the current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France. The 22-year-old had said her disabled half-sister has been among her great inspirations and cried as she took her victory walk down the stage. In the Final Word round she was asked “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?” “As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual,” she replied. “And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overcome their fears.
Mumbai's Shraddha Shashidhar has been crowned the winner of Miss Diva 2017. Shraddha will now represent India at the Miss Universe 2017 on November 26.
Priyanka Chopra is all set to present at the Oscars and we couldn’t be more proud. The former Miss World has been using her intelligence along with beauty to represent India in the International arena for over 15 years now. but Priyanka’s general knowledge back then might not leave you much impressed. Nevermind, she donned the Miss World crown, so she is absolved.
Our actresses hate to look dull be it on screen or off screen. Their sensational and chic sartorial choices have left us awe-struck yet again. This week the best dressed list was soused in floral print, pastels, peek-a-boo dresses and Indian silhouettes. The divas are all set to bring in the summers with apt dressing for the season.
This Sunday, women from 80 different countries will compete for the Miss Universe title, and the judges and audiences are expecting glossy lips, glamorous blowouts, and smoky eye makeup — along with the Brazilian tans and dangerously high stilettos. But last night, current Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia asked the contestants to share their barefaced selfies with the world on social media. “Every #MissUniverse is #ConfidentlyBeautiful. Are you?
Hilary Duff might have taken a stab at Tinder, but that doesn’t mean Olivia Jordan will. “Oh gosh no! Crown and Tinder do not mix,” the 2015 Miss USA winner tells Yahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Session. Instead, the beauty queen has her eye on a very different prize: the upcoming Miss Universe pageant. I do my dishes in it, I sleep with it,” Jordan, 26, jokes of her diamond, sapphire, and ruby-encrusted tiara, her prized possession.
Alyssa Campanella was all smiles and tears upon being crowned. Photo: Miss Universe Organization With the Miss Universe pageant this Sunday, we’re going to be glued to our TVs taking in all of the excitement. Related: #TBT The First Miss Universe Pageant On Hair & Makeup: Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011 “At Miss Universe 2011, Miss Venezuela always had perfect curls everyday. My face couldn’t even hit the pillow! I gave up and just stuck to using a curling iron every morning.” Kamie Crawford, Miss Teen USA 2010 “Preparation H—that is the best trick in the book.
Photo: George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images In 1952 the first Miss Universe pageant was held in Long Beach, California. A total of 30 contestants competed in the pageant, which was started by California clothing company Pacific Mills. At the time, the pageant was combined with Miss USA, which means Miss Utah and Miss Hong Kong were sharing a stage. Photo: George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images The 1952 title went to 17-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland and Miss Congeniality was a tie between Myriam Lynn of Belgium and Valerie Johnson of Montana.
Such was the case for Miss Lebanon Saly Greige who claims that Miss Israel Doron Matalon photobombed a group shot that also included Miss Slovenia and Miss Japan during a recent Miss Universe outing in Miami. Related: Fake Beauty-Pageant Winners Are Making Bank in China Matalon posted the image, in which all four girls appear happy and smiling (dare we say happy?), on her Facebook page for all the world to see. “Since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel (that tried several times to have a photo with me). I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia and myself, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in, took a selfie, and put it on her social media.” Getting photographed with the wrong people can put an unintentional pox on anyone’s reputation, but this in case there is much more at stake.