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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Bio
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was born on 28th June 1995. She is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She previously was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, becoming the second South African Miss Universe winner, following Margaret Gardiner who was crowned Miss Universe 1978.|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Age||She was born on 28th June 1995, South AfricaSedgefield|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Nationality||South African, American|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Fiance||Tim Tebow American football quarterback|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Parents||Bennie Peters (father) and Anne-Marie Steenkamp (mother)|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Residence||New York City U.S.|
|Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Education||North-West University|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Title||Miss South Africa 2017
Miss Universe 2017
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss South Africa 2017 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2017 (Winner)
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Early life and education
Nel-Peters was in Sedgefield, Western Cape. Her parents are Bennie Peters (father) and Anne-Marie Steenkamp (mother). Her half-sister, Franje, has a physical disability, and Nel-Peters has been quoted saying that she is the main motivator in her life. As a high school student, she was the first girl to be chosen as the head girl for both the school and its hostel. Nel-Peters was also elected as Deputy Junior Mayor of the George City Council when she was in grade 11.
Nel-Peters went to North-West University for a Bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship. While studying, she would model at her part-time for Boss Models and Vision Management Cape Town. She is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Pageantry
Miss South Africa 2017
Nel-Peters began her pageantry career by representing Western Cape in the Miss South Africa 2017 competition, which she won. As Miss South Africa, she represented the country in both Miss World 2017 and Miss Universe 2017, but since the dates of the two pageants coincided, she was sent only to Miss Universe, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miss Universe 2017
In the final round, Steve Harvey asked Nel-Peters, “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?” She said:
“As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. A Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears, and by that, she can help other women to overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am.”
When asked about what she thought was the most important issue regarding women in the workplace, she said:
“In some places, women get paid 75% of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours — and I do not believe that this is right. I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world.”
She went on to win the competition and was crowned Miss Universe 2017 by outgoing titleholder Iris Mittenaere. Nel-Peters became the second titleholder from South Africa; Margaret Gardiner won Miss Universe 1978.
Nel-Peters said during a segment at Miss Universe that she wants to use her self-defense workshops to help as many women as she can. This stems from an incident a month after she was crowned Miss South Africa when she was carjacked at Hyde Park. She handed over her car keys but was forced into her car by the carjackers. She punched one of them in the throat and managed to run away and get help.
In her capacity as Miss Universe, Nel-Peters visited the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, France, Mexico, Ecuador, India, Lebanon, Egypt, Malaysia, various cities in the United States, and her home country, South Africa.
Nel-Peters ended her reign on December 17th, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, the host nation of the 2018 Miss Universe pageant. She eventually crowned Catriona Gray of the Philippines as her successor.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Partner, Fiance (Tim Tebow)
During her reign as Miss Universe 2017, Nel-Peters began dating Tim Tebow, a former professional American football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets. She celebrated her first American Thanksgiving in 2018 with his family at their home. During her farewell at Miss Universe 2018, Nel-Peters thanked Tebow for his support.
Nel-Peters and Tebow became engaged on January 9th, 2019 at Tebow’s family farm in Jacksonville, Florida.
On Thursday, January 10th, Tim Tebow announced his engagement to beauty queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
He wrote on Instagram “@demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” Tebow, 31, posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the rustic proposal.
Nel-Peters also shared an emotional post about her future groom, writing, “Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you! @timtebow 💍❤️.”