She wants to break the stereotype and offer an alternative view to those who believe that beauty pageants are degrading. In July Maria Wilkes will compete in the Miss Universe Great Britain finals.
The winner of the national pageant will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2017 later this year. Lets know a little more about Maria through this interview!
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from Sedgefield in the Western Cape is a 21-year-old final year B.Com business management and entrepreneurship student. She is also a part-time model at Boss Models and Vision Management. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 on March 25, 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl. The beauty queen will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe and Miss World later this year.
Three Miss South Africas, namely, Rolene Strauss, Anneline Kriel and Penelope Coelen have won the Miss World titles in 2014, 1974 and 1958 respectively. Pageant followers are highly positive about Demi Leigh’s chances at Miss World and Miss Universe, and who knows she might just win an international crown this year. Her dedication and hard work towards her goals, and her success which has been a result of her ambitions and efforts, will surely take her long on the road of victory!