Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe. (Photo: Getty Images)
Johannesburg – She may have it all now, but Demi-Leigh's success was no overnight feat.
Take a look at some of the competitions Demi-Leigh took part in before bringing home the Miss Universe crown.
In 2010 Demi-Leigh took part in the Miss SA Teen pageant, making it all the way to the top 5.
When the official Varsity Cup Twitter page shared the news about Demi-Leigh's win, there was just one comment on the post, which read: "Wow Demi is gorgeous!!! Congrats girl!! You really need to try out for Miss South Africa!!"
Demi-Leigh was crowned the 59th Miss South Africa at the Superbowl in Sun City in 2017. Demi-Leigh wowed the audience and judges on the night of the pageant, and many fans later speculated that she would go on to do extremely well in the Miss Universe competition.
Later in 2017, Demi-Leigh went on to represent South Africa on the Miss Universe stage.
The beauty queen brought home the title, making her only the second South African to do so. The first was Margaret Gardiner in 1978.