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This Dubai designer took centre stage at the Miss Universe final

This Dubai designer took centre stage at the Miss Universe final

Iris crowns Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 as the new Miss Universe.

In a fitting turn of events the d3-based designer, who's originally from the Philippines, dressed last year's reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, as she crowned Mittenaere.

She is the second woman from her home country to earn the crown.

The finale took place at The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas.

Pia Wurtzbach takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2015 during The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. Like each year, the sparkling silver and blue gem encrusted crown was passed on to the new Miss Universe by last year's victor Miss France Iris Mittenaere.

Tencent the first Chinese company worth over $500 billion
It has taken stakes in Snap and Tesla, and in several Asian based startups including Ola, a rival of Uber based in India. Steven Leung, a sales director at UOB Kay Hian said that the company earned 69 percent more net profit in third-quarter.

Ninety-two women from around the had world participated in the competition.

The second runner-up was miss Jamaica and the first runner-up was Miss Columbia. Host Steve Harvey announced Peters as the new Miss Universe.

The comic joked he was "thankful for the Oscars" for taking the heat away from his gaffe, referring to the botched "best picture" announcement at the 2016 academy awards.

Pizza appears to be the comfort food of choice for Rachel Peters, who failed to make the Top 5 of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant.

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