Miss Universe 2017 demi-leigh nel-peters is creating waves all around the world with her elegance and bang on attitude. Nel-Peters is so much more than just a pretty face, with her feminist beliefs and vision for gender equality she perfectly embodies the spirit of women empowerment.
Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss Universe 2017 at 66th Miss Universe pageant held at 26 November 2017.
During the question answer session when 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. And Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overcome their fears. She is a woman who nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am.
Now this is what you call beauty with brain. And this is what strong women do, they stand up for each other.
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.
And we can’t agree more with her on this issue.
Nel-Peters is someone who has the understanding of everyday struggles of women in present world and strongly believes that women should be made independent and trained to handle themselves in all sorts of situations.
During a segment at Miss Universe Pageantry Nel-Peters said that she wants to create awareness and help women with her self-defense workshop. She started working with self-defense workshops after a real life accident when a group of men tried to force her into a car. She punched a man to throat and managed to escape.
More power to you girl.