Ghana makes it to the top 16 at this year's Miss Universe

Anna Burdzy poses with Dandy Gandy in one

"She is a woman and nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am", she said. The native of Sedgefield in Western cape, South Africa also held prestigious leadership positions at her high school. "To represent the country means the universe to me", Peters told Steve Harvey after her name was announced as one of the wildcard finalists.

"The stunning reigning Miss Universe 2016 IRIS MITTENAERE wears a scarlet red ombré couture gown in full Swarovski crystals on her final walk during Miss universe 2017 finals in Las Vegas", he said in a message thanking Miss Universe's Esther Swann and fashion stylist Marquis Bias.

The finale took place at The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas. In the future, the new victor from South Africa plans on using her self-defense workshops to help as many women as she can.

Second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett - who works with deaf students and is working on a new sign language app.

The new Miss Universe, during an interview question at the pageant, revealed her disabled half-sister inspires her and she is her most significant motivator. Jamaica's Solange Sinclair secured a Top 10 spot and grabbed the Caribbean Queen of Beauty award in the 2017 Miss World pageant in Sanya, China last weekend.

Donald Trump formerly co-owned The Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal.

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