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Miss Universe 2017
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Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Date26 November 2017
VenueThe AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
WinnerDemi-Leigh Nel-Peters
 South Africa
CongenialityFarah Sedky[1]
Laura de Sanctis[1]
Best National CostumeMomoko Abe
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Miss Universe 2017, the 66th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 26 November 2017 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Iris Mittenaere of France crowned her successor Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa at the end of the event.

The show was hosted by Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham, while Fergie and Rachel Platten performed. Carson Kressley joined runway coach and pageant expert Lu Sierra in the commentary and analysis table throughout the telecast.

Contestants from 92 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 89 contestants in 2011 and 2012.


Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino the venue for Miss Universe 2017.

Australian businessman Troy Barbagallo of Miss Universe Australia organization told the Herald Sun newspaper that he made an offer to IMG for Australia to host the 2017 edition with possible host cities to be either Sydney and Melbourne.[2][3]

On 25 May 2017, the Philippine Department of Tourism stated that the Miss Universe Organization offered to host the pageant again in the Philippines. The country hosted the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. The Miss Universe Organization was accordingly pleased with the Philippines' hosting of the previous pageant claiming it overshadowed the pre-events of the 2017 Super Bowl.[4] On 22 June 2017, the DOT announced that they will not host the pageant this year and considered the possibility of hosting the next edition instead.[5]

On 28 September 2017, the Miss Universe Organization via Instagram confirmed the date and venue for the pageant. According to their Instagram page, the pageant is going to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, United States.[6]



Miss Universe 2017 final placements.
Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2017
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 16




The six judges for the preliminary competition include:[7]

Final program


The seven judges for the final telecast include:[8][9]


Contestants were classified under three geographical regions namely (1) The Americas, (2) Europe, and (3) Africa & Asia-Pacific. The judges voted for the top 4 candidates from each of the three regions as well as four other candidates regardless of geographical affiliation to advance to the Top 16 round. The remaining 16 candidates competed in a swimsuit competition with 10 of them advancing to the Top 10 for the evening gown competition. Five advances to the Top 5. The audience of the pageant contributed to the scoring of candidates through an online vote to determine those who advance to the Top 10 and Top 5. The question and answer format are followed for the Top 5 and Top 3 round.[10]


92 contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe 2017.[11]

Country/Territory Candidate Age Height Hometown Continental Group
Albania Albania Blerta Leka[citation needed] 19 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Tirana Europe
Angola Angola Lauriela Martins[12] 19 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Cabinda Africa & Asia Pacific
Argentina Argentina Stefanía Incandela[13][designations 1] 23 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Buenos Aires Americas
Aruba Aruba Alina Mansur[14][designations 2] 26 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Malmok Americas
Australia Australia Olivia Rogers[16] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Adelaide Africa & Asia Pacific
Austria Austria Celine Schrenk[17] 19 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Gänserndorf Europe
The Bahamas Bahamas Yasmine Cooke[18] 25 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Nassau Americas
Barbados Barbados Lesley Chapman[19] 26 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Bridgetown Americas
Belgium Belgium Liesbeth Claus[citation needed][replacements 1] 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Assenede Europe
Bolivia Bolivia Gleisy Noguer[20] 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)[a] Cobija Americas
Brazil Brazil Monalysa Alcântara[21] 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Teresina Americas
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Khephra Sylvester[22] 25 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Tortola Americas
Bulgaria Bulgaria Nikoleta Todorova[23][replacements 2] 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Vratsa Europe
Cambodia Cambodia Sotheary By[24] 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Phnom Penh Africa & Asia Pacific
Canada Canada Lauren Howe[25] 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Toronto Americas
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Anika Conolly[26] 27 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) West Bay Americas
Chile Chile Natividad Leiva[27] 25 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Santiago Americas
China China Roxette Qiu[citation needed] 27 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Chengdu Africa & Asia Pacific
Colombia Colombia Laura González[28] 22 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Cartagena Americas
Costa Rica Costa Rica Elena Correa[citation needed][29][designations 3] 27 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Heredia Americas
Croatia Croatia Shanaelle Petty[30] 19 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Slavonski Brod Europe
Curaçao Curaçao Nashaira Balentien[31][designations 4] 20 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Willemstad Americas
Czech Republic Czech Republic Michaela Habáňová[33] 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Zlín Europe
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Carmen Muñoz[34] 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Licey al Medio Americas
Ecuador Ecuador Daniela Cepeda[35] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Guayaquil Americas
Egypt Egypt Farah Sedky[citation needed] 23 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Cairo Africa & Asia Pacific
El Salvador El Salvador Alisson Abarca[36] 21 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) San Salvador Americas
Ethiopia Ethiopia Akinahom Zergaw[37] 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Addis Ababa Africa & Asia Pacific
Finland Finland Michaela Söderholm[38] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Helsinki Europe
France France Alicia Aylies[39] 19 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Paris Europe
Georgia (country) Georgia Marita Gogodze[40][designations 5] 21 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Rustavi Europe
Germany Germany Sophia Koch[citation needed] 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Halle Europe
Ghana Ghana Ruth Quashie[41] 23 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Ajumako Africa & Asia Pacific
United Kingdom Great Britain Anna Burdzy[42] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Leicester Europe
Guam Guam Myana Welch[43] 27 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Tamuning Africa & Asia Pacific
Guatemala Guatemala Isel Suñiga[44] 23 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Ayutla Americas
Guyana Guyana Rafieya Husain[45] 25 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Anna Regina Americas
Haiti Haiti Cassandra Chéry[46] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Port-au-Prince Americas
Honduras Honduras April Tobie[47] 18 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Roatán Americas
Iceland Iceland Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir[48] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Kópavogur Europe
India India Shraddha Shashidhar[49] 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Chennai Africa & Asia Pacific
Indonesia Indonesia Bunga Jelitha[50] 26 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Jakarta Africa & Asia Pacific
Iraq Iraq Sarah Idan[51][replacements 3] 27 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Baghdad Africa & Asia Pacific
Republic of Ireland Ireland Cailín Toíbín[53] 23 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Cobh Europe
Israel Israel Adar Gandelsman[54] 19 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Ashkelon Africa & Asia Pacific
Italy Italy Maria Polverino[55] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Naples Europe
Jamaica Jamaica Davina Bennett[56] 21 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Clarendon Americas
Japan Japan Momoko Abe[57] 23 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Chiba Africa & Asia Pacific
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kamilla Asylova[58] 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Almaty Africa & Asia Pacific
South Korea Korea Sewhee Cho[59] 26 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Seoul Africa & Asia Pacific
Laos Laos Souphaphone Somvichith[60] 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Vientiane Africa & Asia Pacific
Lebanon Lebanon Jana Sader[citation needed][designations 6] 20 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Sidon Africa & Asia Pacific
Malaysia Malaysia Samantha James[61] 23 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Kuala Lumpur Africa & Asia Pacific
Malta Malta Tiffany Pisani[62] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Attard Europe
Mauritius Mauritius Angie Callychurn[63][designations 7] 27 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Curepipe Africa & Asia Pacific
Mexico Mexico Denisse Franco[64] 19 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Culiacán Americas
Myanmar Myanmar Zun Thansin[65] 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Yangon Africa & Asia Pacific
Namibia Namibia Suné January[66] 23 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Rehoboth Africa & Asia Pacific
Nepal Nepal Nagma Shrestha[67][designations 8] 26 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Kathmandu Africa & Asia Pacific
Netherlands Netherlands Nicky Opheij[69] 22 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Handel Europe
New Zealand New Zealand Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia[70] 19 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Napier Africa & Asia Pacific
Nicaragua Nicaragua Berenice Quezada[71] 24 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) El Rama Americas
Nigeria Nigeria Stephanie Agbasi[72] 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Neni Africa & Asia Pacific
Norway Norway Kaja Kojan[73] 20 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Kongsvinger Europe
Panama Panama Laura de Sanctis[74] 21 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Panama City Americas
Paraguay Paraguay Ariela Machado[75] 25 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Asunción Americas
Peru Peru Prissila Howard[76][designations 9] 26 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Piura Americas
Philippines Philippines Rachel Peters[77] 26 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Camarines Sur Africa & Asia Pacific
Poland Poland Katarzyna Włodarek[78][designations 10] 26 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Wrocław Europe
Portugal Portugal Matilde Lima[79] 18 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Setúbal Europe
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Danna Hernández[citation needed] 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) San Juan Americas
Romania Romania Ioana Mihalache[citation needed] 26 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Constanța Europe
Russia Russia Ksenia Alexandrova[80][replacements 4] 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Moscow Europe
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Louise Victor[82] 26 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Micoud Americas
Singapore Singapore Manuela Bruntraeger[83] 24 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Singapore Africa & Asia Pacific
Slovakia Slovakia Vanessa Bottánová[84] 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Bratislava Europe
Slovenia Slovenia Emina Ekić[85] 22 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Ptuj Europe
South Africa South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters[86] 22 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Sedgefield Africa & Asia Pacific
Spain Spain Sofía del Prado[87] 22 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Albacete Europe
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Christina Peiris[88][designations 11] 23 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Colombo Africa & Asia Pacific
Sweden Sweden Frida Fornander[89] 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Gothenburg Europe
Tanzania Tanzania Lilian Maraule[90] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Dar es Salaam Africa & Asia Pacific
Thailand Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp[citation needed] 25 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Bangkok Africa & Asia Pacific
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Yvonne Clarke[91] 27 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) San Fernando Americas
Turkey Turkey Pinar Tartan[92][93][replacements 5] 20 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) İzmir Europe
Ukraine Ukraine Yana Krasnikova[95] 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Kiev Europe
United States United States Kára McCullough[96] 26 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Washington, D.C. Americas
Uruguay Uruguay Marisol Acosta[97][designations 12] 20 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Canelones Americas
United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Esonica Veira[98] 27 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Charlotte Amalie Americas
Venezuela Venezuela Keysi Sayago[99] 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Caracas Americas
Vietnam Vietnam Loan Nguyen[citation needed][designations 13] 27 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Thái Bình Africa & Asia Pacific
Zambia Zambia Isabel Chikoti[100] 26 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) Chingola Africa & Asia Pacific



  1. ^ ARGENTINA – Stefania Incandela was appointed Miss Universo Argentina 2017 after a casting call organised by Endemol Argentina and TNT Latin America, the franchise holder for Miss Universe in Argentina.[citation needed]
  2. ^ ARUBA – Alina Mansur was appointed Miss Aruba Universe 2017 at private ceremony after being selected at a casting call organised by Star Promotion Foundation, the franchise holder for Miss Universe in Aruba.[15]
  3. ^ COSTA RICA – Elena Correa was appointed to represent Costa Rica at Miss Universe 2017 after the national pageant was postponed by René Picado, the President of Teletica networks and the franchise holder for Miss Universe in Costa Rica due to complications in its broadcasting schedule. Elena was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Costa Rica 2016 pageant.[citation needed]
  4. ^ CURAÇAO – Nashaira Balentien was appointed Miss Curacao Universe 2017 by Corinne Djaoen-Genaro, the national director of Miss Curacao pageant after this year's edition was not held due to lack of sponsorships. Balentien was crowned Miss Curacao World 2016 but withdrew from the Miss World 2016 pageant citing personal reasons.[32]
  5. ^ GEORGIA — Marita Gogodze was appointed to represent Georgia at Miss Universe 2017 pageant by IC Model Management, the franchise holder for Miss World in Georgia after the national pageant was not held for undisclosed reasons. Gogodze was the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Georgia 2015 pageant.[citation needed]
  6. ^ LEBANON — Jana Sader was appointed to represent Lebanon at Miss Universe 2017 by MTV Lebanon, after being appointed the new franchise holder for Miss Universe in Lebanon. Jana was the 1st Runner-up at Miss Lebanon 2017.[citation needed]
  7. ^ MAURITIUS — Angie Callychurn was selected Miss Universe Mauritius 2017 by Nevin Rupear, the national director of Estrella Mauritius pageant after the contestants of Estrella Mauritius 2017 pageant were interviewed by a jury panel. Estrella Mauritius 2017 pageant is postponed to mid March 2018 and all the other remaining contestants will now proceed to compete at the pageant. Callychurn was crowned Miss Supranational Mauritius 2016 and was placed among the Top 25 at Miss Supranational 2016 pageant.[citation needed]
  8. ^ NEPAL — Nagma Shrestha was appointed Miss Nepal Universe 2017 by Sunder Lal Kakshapati, the national director of Miss Nepal pageant after Kakshapati acquired the Miss Universe franchise for Nepal. Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2012 and was among the Top 8 at Miss Earth 2012 pageant.[68]
  9. ^ PERU — Priscila Howard was appointed Miss Perú 2017 by Jessica Newton, the national director of Miss Perú pageant after this year's edition was postponed to late October. Howard was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Perú 2016 pageant and later competed at Miss Grand International 2016 where she made it to the Top 20.[citation needed]
  10. ^ POLAND — Katarzyna Włodarek was appointed Miss Universe Poland 2017 by Jagoda Piatek-Wlodarcyzk, the national director of Miss Polonia pageant after this year's edition was postponed to be held in late November after the Miss Universe pageant. Włodarek was the 2nd runner-up at Miss Polonia 2016 pageant.[citation needed]
  11. ^ SRI LANKA — Christina Peiris was appointed Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2017 after a private casting call organised by Rosita Wickramasinghe, the national director of Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant.[citation needed]
  12. ^ URUGUAY — Marisol Acosta was appointed as Miss Universo Uruguay 2017 by Escuela de Modelos y Actitud Agency and TNT Latin America, the franchise holders for Miss Universe in Uruguay after the 2017 edition of the pageant was not held for undisclosed reason . Acosta was a contestant in the Miss Universo Uruguay 2016 pageant.[citation needed]
  13. ^ VIETNAM — Nguyễn Thị Loan was appointed Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 by Tony Nguyen Quoc Toan, the national director of Miss Universe Vietnam pageant after the 2017 edition of the national pageant conflicted with the date of the Miss Universe pageant. Loan was 3rd runner-up at the Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 pageant and has previously represented Vietnam at Miss World 2014 reaching the Top 25 and Miss Grand International 2016 where she placed among the Top 20.[citation needed]


  1. ^ BELGIUM — Liesbeth Claus was appointed Miss Universe Belgium 2017 by Darline Devos, the national director of Miss Belgium pageant, as a replacement to Romanie Schotte, Miss Belgium 2017 after Schotte chose to compete at Miss World 2017 due to conflicting schedules of the two pageants. Claus was crowned the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Belgium 2017 pageant. The winner of Miss Belgium pageant usually competes at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.[citation needed]
  2. ^ BULGARIA — Mira Simeonova, Miss Universe Bulgaria 2017 was replaced by Nikoleta Todorova by Veneta Krasteva, the license holder for Miss Universe in Bulgaria after Simeonova did not meet the minimum age requirements for Miss Universe pageant. Todorova was a finalist at the Miss World and Miss Universe Bulgaria 2017 pageants.[citation needed]
  3. ^ IRAQ — Sarah Idan was selected as Miss Universe Iraq 2017 in a casting call that was organised by Miss Iraq Organization after it was discovered that the original winner of Miss Iraq, Vian Sulaimani, was married. Idan was also previously crowned Miss Iraq USA 2016.[52]
  4. ^ RUSSIA — Ksenia Alexandrova was appointed Miss Universe Russia 2017 by the Miss Russia Organization as a replacement for Polina Popova, the winner of the Miss Russia 2017 pageant, who would compete only at Miss World 2017 due to the conflicting dates of the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. The winner of the Miss Russia pageant usually participates at both Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Alexandrova represented Moscow at Miss Russia 2017 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant.[81]
  5. ^ TURKEY — Asli Sümen, Miss Turkey Universe 2017, was replaced by Pinar Tartan, Miss Turkey Supranational 2017 by Can Sandikcioglu, the national director of Miss Turkey pageant, after Itir Esen, Miss Turkey World 2017, was dethroned hours after her crowning because of a tweet about the attempted Turkish coup d'état of 2016. Sümen was sent to the Miss World 2017 pageant, while Tartan was sent to Miss Universe.[94]



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