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Miss South Africa Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

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KATHMANDU — Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss Universe 2017 on Monday beating contestants from all over the world, including the Nepal’s Nagma Shrestha.

Nel-Peters was crowned by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere from France during the event at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

In final Question and Answer portion, the top 3 were asked: “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality in your time as Miss Universe?”

22 year-old Nel-Peters,who recently earned a business management degree, replied :”As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. A Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much is asked for and that’s exactly who I am.”

The first and second runner-ups were Miss Colombia, Laura González Ospina, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, respectively.

First runner-up Ospina, 22, is a Colombian actress and model born in Cali but raised in Cartagena.

Miss Thailand, Maria Poonlertlarp, and Miss Venezuela, Keysi Sayago rounded out the top 5.

92 women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first ever representatives from Nepal, Cambodia and Laos.

With AP Inputs

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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