Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was treated to a luxurious Rolls Royce ride in the Philippines, local news agency, Rappler, reported. This South African beauty joined previous winner Iris Mittenaere of France in a high-end car ride worth almost $350,000.

The Miss Universe Organization recently held festivities in Manila with some of the candidates of this year’s edition and previous winners. Among those present included 2015 titleholder and hometown favorite Pia Wurtzbach.

During a fashion show event, Nel-Peters and Mittenaere rode a Rolls Royce vehicle with a design that carried the pageant logo and some graphics of stars.

This Rolls Royce Ghost Series II line is worth around $308,000 to $342,000. The car displayed a Pink-colored design that has not been seen in recent pageant history. Multi-level marketing company Frontrow sponsored the car and this group also organized the fashion event.


Almost a year after the international beauty tilt headed to Manila in January, it went back to the Philippine capital to conduct various shows, appearances, and events in different provinces. Frontrow’s charity fashion show also featured the country’s previous representatives.

Some of them were 2010 fourth runner-up, Venus Raj, 2011 third-runner up, Shamcey Supsup, and 2013 third-runner up, Ariella Arida. They were also joined by finalists Mary Jean Lastimosa, Maxine Medina, and Rachel Peters.

The ladies also visited Bohol’s beaches, one of the famous tourist destinations in the country. Nel-Peters revealed, in her latest Instagram posts, that she also visited Batanes, an island in Northern Philippines.

Miss Universe Organization president, Paula Shugart, expressed her desire for this Southeast Asian nation to host the pageant once again.

She revealed that she has been in preliminary discussions with tourism officials in the country.

Diverse winners

This year’s pageant season is almost over and the several beauty contests held were able to produce diverse winners.

Aside from the South African model who won Miss Universe, the year has also been a successful journey for some delegates from Asia.

For instance, Miss Earth 2017 crowned Karen Ibasco from the Philippines and the recent edition of Miss World declared India’s Manushi Chhillar as grand winner. Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana emerged as this year’s Miss International in a heart-pounding competition held in Japan.

Meanwhile, there were also major wins from other continents. Peru’s Maria Jose Lora is the new Miss Grand International and Brazil’s Francielly Ouriques has been declared as Miss Asia Pacific International.