Leading the way by a mile is DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS who received 136 points in total. In second place with exactly half of Demi-Leigh's total is IMAN MWKWANAZI with 68 points. SHELBE PRETORIUS (65 points) got the third highest score from our judges. KAYLA MALHERBE (61 points) and NOMPUMELELO MAMPHOLO (57 points) rounded out our top 5.
The 21 pageant experts and fans from around the world who voted are:
Lex (Philippines), Jean (Belgium), Arturo (Canada), Greg (Belgium), JT (Philippines), Albin (USA), James (Hong Kong), Sujay (India), Sifiso (South Africa), Julie (United Kingdom), Gian (USA), Sally-Ann (United Kingdom), Marina (South Africa), Lanel (South Africa), Abongile (South Africa), Craig (South Africa), Sarel (South Africa), Gordon (South Africa), Aubrey (South Africa), Apoloh (South Africa) and Mathavha (South Africa).
Thanks to our judges for following the competition closely and sending in their votes.
Our final Stairway to the Crown will be released early next week. Our panel of experts combined scores will be combined and will count for 70% of the final leaderboard's score. I will cast my votes after my "If I were a judge: Miss South Africa 2017" post and this will make up for the remaining 30%.