Being a model or beauty pageant is almost every girl's dream, but in most cases, not even the prettiest believe they can win a pageant contest, let alone Miss Universe. This was the fate that was awaiting one Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa in 2017. That moment will probably invoke fond memories as the best year of her life. Not only did she win Miss South Africa 2017, but she went on to be crowned Miss Universe 2017 as well. In fact, she would have possibly been the owner of three crowns that year had the Miss Universe 2017 not coincided with Miss World 2017 on the same day.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world. Being crowned, Miss Universe 2017 changed her life, but still, it seems she is the kind contented by a simple lifestyle.
Typically, after such an achievement, many ladies would venture into things such as acting or even music. Demi, on the other hand, found love and didn't hesitate to get married. She has kept a low-key profile but is involved with charity work as well.
Demi-Leigh Nel-peters profile summary
- Name: Demi-Leigh Nel-peters
- Nickname: Demi
- Date of birth: 28th June, 1995
- Place of birth: Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters age: 24 years
- Star sign: Cancer
- Nationality: South African
- Father: Bennie Peters
- Mother: Anne-Mari Steenkamp
- Siblings: Franje (half-sister)
- Boyfriend: Tim Tebow
- Height: 5’7”
- Weight: 52 kg
- Profession: Model
- Net worth: $5 million
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters biography
The South African model and beauty pageant winner, was born on 28th June 1995 to Bennie Peters and Anne-Mari Steenkamp. Her birthplace is Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa. She has a half sister by the name Franje. Demi is famously known for being the former Miss South Africa 2017 and Miss Universe 2017 being only the second South African to be a Miss Universe titleholder.
Not much is available regarding her childhood and upbringing, but she is believed to have gone to Outeniqua High School in George, South Africa. She then pursued a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Demi will be celebrating her 25th birthday in June this year. Last year, her birthday was honored with a trip to the Niagara Falls State Park in the USA. Her fans will be eager to see what events she has planned for this year's birthday.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters nationality
Demi-Leigh was born in South Africa, thus making her South African by birth. She is currently living in the United States, and so has dual citizenship in South Africa and America.
Her ethnicity is also a subject that concerns many, as they are unable to define whether she is white or black. She is of mixed-race heritage, something commonly referred to as 'Cape colored' in South Africa.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wedding
The South African model has been dating American baseball player Tim Tebow to whom she has been engaged for a while. They got engaged in January 2019 at a ceremony held in Tebow’s family farm in Jacksonville, Florida, but they had been seeing each other for some time.
Tim went down on his knee and proposed in front of his family, and they both shared photos of the engagement on their social media accounts.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Tim Tebow became husband and wife this year after getting married in a colorful wedding at La Paris Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. The wedding took place in January 2020 with Demi-Leigh wearing a custom-made gown by David’s Bridal and jewelry by Marion Rehwinkel.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Miss Universe
Demi’s career has revolved around modeling with the highlight definitely being Miss Universe winner. She used to work as a part-time model for Boss Models and Vision Management Cape Town. In 2017, her star shone when she was declared the winner of the Miss South Africa beauty pageant, having represented her hometown Western Cape and that was only the beginning.
The title paved ways for a chance to participate in both the Miss World 2017 and Miss Universe 2017 as a representative of South Africa. Unluckily for her, the two beauty pageants were o place on the same day. As a result, she was sent to represent her country in the Miss Universe 2017 held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ultimately, she won the crown taking it from the outgoing Iris Mittenaere. As the Miss Universe 2017, she visited several countries such as the USA, Egypt, Malaysia, Ecuador, Lebanon, India, Mexico, France, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, among others. Catriona Gray of the Philippines succeeded her.
As a model, body measurements are essential to Demi-Leigh. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters height is 5 feet and 7 inches tall or 1.71 meters. Her corresponding body weight is 52 kg (114 lbs). Her body type is slim, with measurements of 32-26-35 in inches. The South African beauty queen has hazel eyes and brown hair.
Being crowned, Miss Universe must come with its benefits, and money is definitely one of them. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Through her crown, she was able to endorse many brands and make appearances in television shows. Having taken the crown in 2017, Demi received a year-long ‘Miss Universe’ salary.
Other benefits of the title included luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the entire year, Farouk Systems hair care products and tools supply for one year, a shoe wardrobe by Chinese Laundry Shoes & Accessories, modeling portfolio, dermatology services, travel services, and many other benefits.
Not many people would ask for more if they had the kind of life Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has had. She is still very young but has managed to be Miss South Africa and Miss Universe all in 2017. Well, her beauty speaks for itself, but what women love even more about her is the fact that she used her position to advocate for equal pay for women. The 24-year-old model and self-defense instructor is now happily married and off the market.