Demi-Leigh happy to be back home

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - NOR­MAN CLOETE

WEEK­END Ar­gus caught up with Miss Uni­verse DemiLeigh Nel-Peters at the KFM stu­dios yes­ter­day and chat­ted to her about her life since she be­came the new Miss Uni­verse.

A con­fi­dent and beam­ing Nel- Peters said she never doubted for one minute that she would win the cov­eted ti­tle which was held in Las Ve­gas in Novem­ber last year.

“When I heard Steve Har­vey ut­ter the words South Africa, I re­alised it was a vic­tory for South Africa,” said Nel-Peters when asked what her im­me­di­ate thoughts were af­ter she was an­nounced the win­ner.

Nel-Peters said since her crown­ing she has trav­elled to many coun­tries but her main fo­cus is her “Un­break­able” cam­paign which aims to em­power women when they were faced with life-threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tions.

Nel- Peters her­self over­came an at­tempted hi­jack­ing last year and this is the main rea­son be­hind her cam­paign to em­power women.

“We kicked off our Un­break- able cam­paign in Jo­han­nes­burg yes­ter­day and to­day we will launch the Cape Town leg. This cam­paign speaks to a global au­di­ence and I am go­ing to use the plat­form that I have been given to el­e­vate that cause” said Nel-Peters.

So far, she has met for­mer Miss SA and Miss Uni­verse 1978, Mar­garet Gar­diner, Ken­dall Jen­ner and singer Kelly Clark­son.

“Kelly loves hip­pos,” NelPeters blurted out, laugh­ing, al­most afraid she would for­get the thought.

Nel- Peters will also be a huge at­trac­tion at the Sun Met at Ke­nil­worth Race­course to­day where she will rub shoul­ders with eight-time Olympic cham­pion Usain Bolt.

“I am a big fan and I can­not wait to meet him and just get to know him as a per­son,” added Nel-Peters.

The new Miss Uni­verse will head to her fam­ily home in Sedge­field on Sun­day and while she does not know what the fam­ily has planned, plans have been made.

“My mom does not want to leak any­thing. I can­not wait to go home and see my fam­ily.”

PICTURES: CINDY WAXA/AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

Miss Uni­verse Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at the KFM stu­dios yes­ter­day.

Demi-Leigh takes a selfie with Sher­lin Barends, Si­bongile Mafu and Dar­ren Simp­son of the KFM break­fast show.

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