Our Miss Universe is home! Here’s what she’ll be up to in SA

2018-01-24 10:42
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Cape Town - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is finally home!

The Miss Universe winner landed at OR Tambo airport on Wednesday, where crowds gathered to welcome the pageant queen home. 

The 22-year-old, who’s been based in New York since her crowning, will kick off her week-long tour in Johannesburg, then move on to Cape Town and her hometown, Sedgefield.

Welcome home, Miss Universe!!! @demileighnp

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While travelling the country, the brunette beauty will hosting her Unbreakable workshops – an initiative she started while still in South Africa – in Soweto and Cape Town with locals.

The self-defence campaign aims to train women on how to deal with various situations including assault, violence and sexual harassment.

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Demi will also be paying a visit to the victims of the Knysna fires, who she helped raise funds for last year.

She made History in November when she became the second South African – the first being Margaret Gardiner – to win the prestigious crown.

“I can’t begin to express my gratitude and how proud I am to represent our country as Miss Universe. Being a global ambassador is as much a responsibility as it is an honour,” Demi said after her win.

Welcome back Miss Universe!