Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017.
Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned during the event at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The 22-year-old beauty queen ended the 39-year title drought of South Africa. Demi-Leigh is only the second South African to take home the crown after Margaret Gardiner (1978).
On Bellable Prediction list published on Saturday we correctly selected 6 out of the final Top 10 with Miss USA, Miss Colombia, Miss Thailand, Miss Venezuela, Miss Brazil and Miss Philippines.
Miss USA, Kara McCullough, one of the favorite, did not make it to the Top 5 and Miss Venezuela, the perennial favorite, with Keysi Sayago, had to settle with a Top 5 placement.
Since 2014 Miss Colombia has one first place, two second places and one third place. Including the infamous 2015 moment when show’s host gave the crown to Miss Colombia to seconds later announce it was a mistake and crown Miss Philippines.
Steve Harvey returned as the show’s host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning. On Sunday, he poked fun at his mistake throughout the night. Three days after people in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, Harvey told the audience he is “grateful for the Oscars,” referring to the best-picture flub at this year’s Academy Awards.
Last year, Iris Mittenaere from France was crowned when the pageant took place in the Philippines.
Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal and it was Iraq first participation in 45 years.
Mommy Moves: Rap Mom becomes viral sensation with Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Parody
Cali Rae Daniels has become in an Internet sensation for her hilarious parody of Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” Billboard 100 mega hit.
The Mother of three from Denison, Texas, uploaded her Bodak Yellow video to Youtube and Facebook on Nov 4, 2017 and at the time of this writing is has 2.8 millions views on her Youtube Channel alone. On Facebook it has more than 10 millions views, with some other media outlets publishing the video on their own platform.
In her “Rap Mom” Youtube Channel, Cali Rae Daniels, have being posting video parodies about popular songs of herself in a car rapping to the songs walongside her three kids.
What makes a viral sensation of this “Mommy Moves” version is the hilarious lyrics about being a mom capturing reality of parenting.
“Little kids, you can’t mess with me if you wanted to, where you started from? I am the bottom, I gave birth to you,”
“Hit the store, you can’t get them both, no you gotta choose and I’m quick, cut them rewards off so don’t get comfortable.”
We are sure this won’t be the last time we will hear from this mom.
A fallen Angel in China! Top Model tumble at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Literally, a fallen Angel has just happen. Ming Xi, 28, a top model suffered an epic tumble at the 22nd annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show show in Shanghai on Monday.
Poor Xi Meng Yao took a fall onstage 😭😭 Baby girl got back up and gave a gorgeous pose though (topic currently trending too), hoping they don’t cut her out ♥️#奚梦瑶 #ximengyao #mingxi pic.twitter.com/VHQ2Heik1w
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) November 20, 2017
Ming Xi, who has been on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show line-up since 2013 lost composure as she suffered an epic tumble at the 22nd annual show which was held at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
The Chinese model, 28, accidentally caught the flowing fabric of her ensemble on the heel of her thigh-high gladiator shoes.
The video and images of her reactions are now viral on Twitter and Instagram. Speaking to the media after the incident she said: “I feel very disappointed in myself but I’m very thankful to everyone. Thank you all. Thank you for clapping for me just now.”
#XiMengYao's short interview at the VS after party – "I feel very disappointed in myself but I'm very thankful to everyone. Thank you all. Thank you for clapping for me just now."#奚梦瑶 #mingxi pic.twitter.com/TSA1m4QrXa
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) November 20, 2017
Danica Patrick is retiring from car racing but her legacy will survive
Last week Danica Patrick announced she will retire as a full-time racer after ending her contract with the Stewart-Haas Racing team.
This year Patrick became the first female in NASCAR history to make 250 combined starts in the three NASCAR national series.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver logged her 189th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on November 12th. Patrick also has 61 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
The Stewart-Haas Racing team earlier this year announced Aric Almirola would drive its No. 10 Ford in 2018.
Patrick, who earned the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Award in 2013 is also a model, and advertising spokeswoman.
Patrick started in kart racing and later raced in Formula Ford in the United Kingdom before returning to the United States and moving up to IndyCars. She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. She holds the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish: as of October 2, 2011, she had completed 50 consecutive in the running (besting the record by 18). During her time in IndyCar, Patrick drove for Rahal Letterman Racing from 2005 to 2006, and Andretti Autosport from 2007 to 2011.
She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women’s victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the highest finish there ever by a woman. She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The 35-year-old Patrick will race only in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2018 and then she will say good-bye from a sport where she grew into a superstar.
|FEMALE DRIVER||COMBINED NATIONAL SERIES STARTS|
|Jennifer Jo Cobb||178|
|Tammy Jo Kirk||47|