Nel-Peters is from the South African coastal community of Sedgefield in the Western Cape province and helped develop a program to train women in self-defense after she was robbed at gunpoint one month after being crowned Miss South Africa. The victor of Miss Universe gets a one-year contract with one of the top modeling agencies in the world, security 24/7, an apartment in NY, and performs several community acts around the globe pertaining to public health issues.
Louise persevered and represented well for Saint Lucia, the sixth time we have competed in Miss Universe.
"I think that it's really important that we continue to show diversity of all sizes, ethnicities, backgrounds and religion", she said.
The outspoken poet said she had "outgrown" Eurocentric beauty standards and argued that "We are raising another generation of black girls who must aspire to whiteness".
"In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours-and I do not believe that this is right, ' she said".
Seeing natural hair recognized on an worldwide stage is more than just a step in the right direction - it's a win for women of color who unfortunately still do not see themselves represented almost enough in mainstream media and in Western-based beauty pageants.
Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss Canada Lauren Howe, Miss Spain Sofia del Prado and Miss Brazil Monalysa Alcântara also made the Top 10 list.
This year's judges include YouTube star Lele Pons and former judge on "America's Next Top Model" Jay Manuel.
Oscar Pistorius' jail term lengthened to 13 years
Pistorius failed with an appeal to the Constitutional Court previous year to challenge his murder conviction. Friday's decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence.
Kylie Jenner Shows Off New Short Hairstyle
At the moment, only Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are confirmed to welcome a new baby via their surrogate. A source told the magazine: 'Kylie wants to disappear and be out of the spotlight and focus on her health and happiness.
RK Nagar seat sees fourth poll preparation
The last day to file nomination is December 4 and the last day for withdrawal of nomination is December 7. The seat fell vacant following the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5 a year ago .
Hafiz Saeed is not a terrorist, says Kulbhushan Jadhav
Furthermore, the government of Pakistan has chose to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife in Pakistan. The demand that an Indian diplomat be allowed as an escort is different from the request for consular access.