Nel-Peters, 22, has recently graduated from North-West University (South Africa) with a degree in business management. Just a month after being crowned Miss South Africa, she miraculously survived an armed car-jacking. The incident prompted her to start the Unbreakable campaign with self-defense workshops for women.
The Miss Universe competition has been held since 1952. Nel-Peters became the second Miss South Africa in the history of the competition to win the main title, following in the footsteps of Margaret Gardiner who was crowned Miss Universe in 1978.