What Did Miss Universe 2017 Win?

Apart from the coveted crown and sash. Miss South Africa has bagged the following prizes.
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With the announcement that Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned this year's Miss Universe, we take a look at what she wins, apart from the coveted title, crown, and sash. Note that the extensive travels she will pursue in a year’s course are not a prize technically, but part of the job as Miss Universe. These are the prizes part of this year’s package, according to the Miss Universe web page:

A year-long salary

I am so grateful for everything. I can’t say thank you enough for everything I did, for the opportunity to represent Miss Universe Organization this year. I wanna say a special thanks to all the people I worked with during this year. Paula, Esther, and everybody from the organization, all the directors from the countries I visited. All the contestants and especially the contestants from my year, I wish we could do another one together. To @piawurtzbach who crowned me in philippines, to @deshaunabarber @karlie.hay, @realkaramccullough And @sophiadh ??. For everybody who supports me, all the love that you gave me. I will love you forever. Je suis tellement reconnaissante pour tout ce que j’ai vécu. Je ne pourrai jamais assez vous remercier pour l’opportunité que vous m’avez donnée de représenter Miss Univers Organisation cette année. Paula, Esther, et tous les membres de l’organisation, tous les directeurs des pays que j’ai visités. Toutes les candidates et en particulier celles de mon année, j’aimerais pouvoir en faire une autre avec vous. À @piawurtzbach qui m’a couronnée aux philippines, @deshaunabarber @karlie.hay @realkaramccullough @sophiadh ??. A tous ceux qui m’ont soutenue et tout l’amour que vous m’avez donné. Je vous aimerai toujours. Vive la France ???????? Iris

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The salary is part of her contract since she is to be employed by the Miss Universe organization.

Year-long accommodations at a luxury apartment in New York

New York is not a city. It's a world ???????? #blue #nyc #love #helicopter

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This includes living expenses. The New York apartment is something that winners have enjoyed for years.

One-year supply of hair care products from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare

An entire shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry

An essential for any woman really.

Personalized face chart and products from M.A.C Cosmetics

A year’s membership to Gravity Fitness at Le Parker Meridien Hotel and hair services from John Barrett Salon

#TBT ???? Last week @missuniverse Iris Mittenaere stopped by for color with Parvin & a haircut with Paul ???????

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A modeling portfolio

Achieved with the help of leading photographers.

Dermatology and skincare services

And to keep her fit, Miss Universe gets professional health and nutrition consultation. She also gets dental services.

Styling services by the Miss Universe Organization professionals

Juin est le #PrideMonth et je suis heureuse de soutenir plusieurs incroyables associations, pas uniquement pour sensibiliser les gens au VIH/SIDA et encourager les jeunes à se faire tester, mais également aider à récolter des fonds plus que nécessaires pour continuer la recherche "jusqu'à ce qu'il y ait un remède!" Ne serait-ce pas incroyable  d'être la génération qui eradique enfin le VIH/SIDA ? Apprenez en plus : bit.ly/amfARPride17F • Pendant l'amfAR GenerationCURE solstice party. #amfARgenCURE // June is #PrideMonth and I'm happy to support some amazing organizations not only to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS and encourage young people to get tested but to help raise some much needed funds for continued research "until there is a cure!" Wouldn't if be incredible if WE could be the generation that ends HIV and aids? Learn more at bit.ly/amfARPride17F (link in bio) • At the @amfar GenerationCURE solstice party. #amfARgenCURE

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She’ll never need to worry about her appearance at all the parties she’ll be attending.

Access to casting opportunities, movie premieres, screenings, Broadway shows, and launch parties.

Lovely day in Cannes with @moethennessy ?? #MHCannes #moethennessy @cerfwill

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The winner gets a fast pass to all the latest events in the city.


The newly-crowned Miss Universe gets official representation from the Miss Universe Organization. But more than these life-changing prizes, she will also get to change lives and inspire people across the globe. Take a look at last year’s winner, Iris Mittenaere‘s one-year journey with the title.

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