Today, Eye For Beauty Blog is seven years old and I must say that 2017 has been an unforgettable pageant year for me. This year has been filled with many highlights - judging Miss and Mister Brasil CNB was an absolutely dream came true, I was lucky enough to attend Miss World again and, of course, watching South Africa win Miss Universe was just absolutely incredible. I was fortunate enough to be asked to join Global Beauties this year and that has been amazing too. I am still trying to keep Eye For Beauty Blog alive at the same time but I must admit that with all the pageants happening in November it was not as easy as I thought it would be. Thank you to all this page's loyal supporters who have kept in touch to see how I was and ask for updates on this page. I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO KEEP THIS PAGE GOING.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a 22 year old beauty from South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night. She is the 66th Miss Universe and the second ever South African to win the crown after Margaret Gardiner experienced 39 years ago in 1978. Nel-Peters has been preparing for months to represent her country at Miss Universe and declined the right to take part in Miss World in favor of her participation in this pageant. She explained earlier this year it has always been her dream to win Miss Universe and South Africa's super pageant coach, Werner Wessels, was hired by Sun International, the owners of Miss South Africa, to train her for this competition. Wessels also trained Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, and is without a doubt one of the best in the business.
Miss Colombia, Laura Gonzalez, finished as the first runner-up for the second time in the last three years and their fourth successive top 5 placement. Jamaica's Davina Bennett finished in third place. Keysi Sayago from Venezuela and Maria Poonlertlarp from Thailand completed the top 5.
The delegates from Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, Spain and the United States made it to the top 10 before being eliminated. Misses China, Croatia, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland and Sri Lanka completed the top 16. The Best National Costume award went to Miss Japan, Momoko Abe. 92 women competed for the title this year, a record number for Miss Universe. Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who was just absolutely perfect tonight. We are so excited to follow her reign and wish her all the best for the next year. Great job, judges, you got it right! And to Global Beauties' panel, congratulations on picking the winner! Werner, you deserve this. I am extremely proud of you. You have shown once and for all that you are the king of pageants, my friend!
Two years after my last somewhat disastrous outing to Sanya, I will make my way there again on Thursday to attend Miss World 2017. I was really disappointed last time about the way we were treated and hopefully this time around things will be better. This time I will not only be representing Eye For Beauty Blog but also Global Beauties, so I am very excited about that. It will be my fourth Miss World and I hope it will be a pleasant experience and that the best girls do well.
Keep checking www.globalbeauties.com and our Instagram and facebook pages. I can't write for both sites at the moment, so I am mostly focusing on Global Beauties. I'll try to get interesting updates and news while I am there.
Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, left South Africa last night with one mission: to bring home the Miss Universe crown for the second time ever. Nel-Peters is one of the favourites in this year's competition and she has worked hard with her trainer and mentor, Werner Wessels, to achieve her goal.
The reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, presented some of the attire she will be wearing during her bid to become the 66th Miss Universe in Las Vegas to the press yesterday during her official sendoff party. Nel-Peters presented her national costume, which this year will be a fantasy creating celebrating South Africa's national flower, the protea. While the gown she will be wearing for the final night of Miss Universe is being kept a closely guarded secret, Nel-Peters did model one of the gowns she will be taking for an event leading up to the crowning of Miss Universe 2017. During the event, she thanked Sun International, her family, and her trainer and stylist, Werner Wessels for their support. She also promised to do South Africa proud.