Demi-Leigh Tebow (née Nel-Peters; born 28 June 1995) is a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa, following Margaret Gardiner who was crowned Miss Universe 1978.
Early life and education
Nel-Peters was born on 28 June 1995 in Sedgefield, Western Cape, to Bennie Peters and Anne-Marie Steenkamp. Her half-sister, Franje, had cerebellar agenesis, and Nel-Peters said that she was the most significant motivator in her life; Franje later died on 4 May 2019, which Nel-Peters confirmed on her Instagram. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship from North-West University, Nel-Peters modeled part-time for Boss Models and Vision Management Cape Town.
Nel-Peters graduated from university in March 2017, a few days before winning the Miss South Africa 2017 competition. She is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 Million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.