South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe(21 images)
Ninety-one contestants from around the world descended on Las Vegas to compete in the 66th annual Miss Universe pageant on Sunday. Pop artists Fergie and Rachel Platten performed and Miss South Africa took home the Miss Universe crown. Photos by James Atoa/UPI
Nel-Peters is congratulated by fellow contestants. The top 13 finalists were Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Great Britain, the United States, Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Venezuela and China.
Nel-Peters was asked about what she believed was the most important issue facing women in the workplace. She said, "In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours -- and I do not believe that this is right."