Monday, November 27, 2017

MISS UNIVERSE 2017

MISS UNIVERSE 2017
PARADISE, Nevada, United States - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (22; 1.70m; Sedgefield, SOUTH AFRICA) was crowned Miss Universe 2017 at the conclusion of the 66th Miss Universe finals held at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Paradise, Nevada, United States on November 26. She is South Africa's second Miss Universe and the first since 1978. Laura González Ospina (Colombia) was the first runner-up and Davina Bennett (Jamaica) was the second runner-up. Mareeya Poonlertlarp Ehren (Thailand) and Keysi Mairin Sayago Arrechedera (Venezuela) completed the top five finalists.

Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento (Brazil), Lauren Howe (Canada), Rachel Louise Obregon Peters (Philippines), Sofia del Prado Prieto (Spain) and Kára Deidra McCullough (United States) were the top ten semifinalists. Qiang Qiu (China), Shanaelle Liana Petty (Croatia), Ruth Quashie (Ghana), Anna Maria Burdzy (Great Britain), Cailín Aíne Ní Toíbin (Ireland) and Akelah Christina Peiris (Sri Lanka) were the top sixteen quarterfinalists.


Momoko Abe (Japan) won the Best National Costume award. 92 contestants competed for the crown. Adama Lakoh Kargbo (Sierra Leone) withdrew from the competition due to visa issues. Cambodia, Laos and Nepal debuted this year. The returning nations were Egypt (2014), El Salvador (2015), Ethiopia (2014), Ghana (2015), Iraq (1972), Ireland (2015), Lebanon (2015), Saint Lucia (2014), Trinidad and Tobago (2014) and Zambia (2010). The nations that competed in 2016 but not in 2017 were Belize, Denmark, Hungary, Kenya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Switzerland.

SUMMARY
Top 3

MISS UNIVERSE 2016: South Africa - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
First Runner-up: Colombia - Laura González Ospina
Second Runner-up: Jamaica - Davina Bennett 
Top 5
Thailand -
Mareeya Poonlertlarp Ehren
Venezuela
- Keysi Mairin Sayago Arrechedera
Top 10
Brazil
- Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento
Canada
- Lauren Howe
Philippines - Rachel Louise Obregon Peters
Spain
- Sofia del Prado Prieto
United States
- Kára Deidra McCullough

Top 16
China
- Qiang Qiu
Croatia
- Shanaelle Liana Petty
Ghana
- Ruth Quashie
Great Britain
- Anna Maria Burdzy
Ireland - Cailín Aíne Ní Toíbin
Sri Lanka - Akelah Christina Peiris
Special Awards
Best National Costume: Japan - Momoko Abe

The 92 contestants of Miss Universe 2017
Albania - Blerta Leka
Angola - Lauriela Márcia Martins
Argentina - Stefanía Belén Incandela Lema
Aruba - Alina Danelle Mansur
Australia - Olivia Molly Rogers
Austria - Celine Schrenk
Bahamas - Yasmine Cooke
Barbados - Lesley Chapman-Andrews
Belgium - Liesbeth Claus
Bolivia - Gleisy Vera Noguer Hassen
Brazil - Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento
British Virgin Islands - Khephra Sylvester
Bulgaria - Nikoleta Todorova
Cambodia - By Sotheary
Canada - Lauren Howe
Cayman Islands - Anika Conolly
Chile - María Natividad Leiva Bello
China - Qiang Qiu
Colombia - Laura González Ospina
Costa Rica - Olga Elena Correa Usuaga
Croatia - Shanaelle Liana Petty
Curaçao - Nashaira Belisa Balentien
Czechia - Michaela Habáňová
Dominican Republic - Carmen Isabel Muñoz Guzmán
Ecuador - María Daniela Cepeda Matamoros
Egypt - Farah Sedky
El Salvador - Alisson Abarca
Ethiopia - Akinahom Zergaw
Finland - Michaela Susanna Söderholm
France - Alicia Aylies
Georgia - Marita Gogodze
Germany - Sophia Koch
Ghana - Ruth Quashie
Great Britain - Anna Maria Burdzy
Guam - Myana Welch
Guatemala - Isel Analí Súñiga Morfín
Guyana - Rafieya Aasieya Husain
Haiti - Cassandra Chéry
Honduras - April Claudette Tobie Ramos
Iceland - Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir
India - Shraddha Shashidhar
Indonesia - Bunga Jelitha Ibrani
Iraq - Sarah Abdali Idan
Ireland - Cailín Aíne Ní Toíbin
Israel - Adar Gandelsman
Italy - Miriam Polverino
Jamaica - Davina Bennett
Japan - Momoko Abe
Kazakhstan - Kamilla Asylov
Laos - Souphaphone Somvichith
Lebanon - Jana Sader
Malaysia - Samantha Katie James
Malta - Tiffany Pisani
Mauritius - Ambika Geetanjalee Callychurn
Mexico - Denisse Iridiane Franco Piña
Myanmar
- Zun Than Sin
Namibia
- Suné January
Nepal
- Nagma Shrestha
Netherlands
- Nicky Opheij
New Zealand
- Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia
Nicaragua
- Berenice Suyami Quezada Herrera
Nigeria
- Stephanie Onyinye Agbasi
Norway
- Kaja Caroline Kojan
Panama
- Laura Sofía de Sanctis Natera
Paraguay
- Ariela Machado
Peru
- Prissila Stephany Howard Neira
Philippines
- Rachel Louise Obregon Peters
Poland
- Katarzyna Marzena Włodarek
Portugal
- Matilde Ramos de Lima
Puerto Rico
- Danyeshka Hernández Valentín
Romania
- Ioana Mihalache
Russia
- Kseniya Alexandrova

Saint Lucia
- Louise Victor

Singapore
- Manuela Blanka Bruntraeger

Slovakia
- Vanessa Bottánová

Slovenia
-
Emina Ekić

South Africa
- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

South Korea
- Se-hui Cho

Spain
- Sofia del Prado Prieto

Sri Lanka
- Christina Peiris

Sweden
- Frida Maria Fornander

Tanzania
- Lilian Erica Maraule

Thailand
- Mareeya Poonlertlarp Ehren

Trinidad and Tobago
- Yvonne Clark

Turkey
- Pilar Tartan

Ukraine
- Yana Krasnikova

United States
- Kára Deidra McCullough

United States Virgin Islands
- Esonica Mictecia Veira

Uruguay
- Marisol Acosta Martínez
 

Venezuela
- Keysi Mairin Sayago Arrechedera

Vietnam
- Nguyễn Thị Loan

Zambia
- Isabel Chikoti
Withdrew
Sierra Leone - Adama Lakoh Kargbo
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