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Jamaican should have won Miss Universe crown, says South African poet

28 November 2017, 12:55 | Clyde Nash

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After a scary robbery at gunpoint Miss South Africa went on to be crowned Miss Universe

Current Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere from France will crown her successor.

Steve Harvey returns as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning. "I've done this a Colombian and I do not doubt that I will do this as Miss Universe".

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.

Answering the same question, Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, said: "Sexual harassment is a form of abuse, and no abuse should be tolerated whether in the workplace or in society".

But she failed to make it to top five where candidates were asked a question to determine the top three.

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"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.



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