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Pia Wurtzbach congratulates Rachel Peters, wishes good reign for Demi-Leigh

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:37 PM

'Keep your head up. We’re all so proud of you,' Pia tells Rachel, who placed in the Top 10

Philip Stein opens Solaire shop

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 evening gown competition

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:10 PM

See the Top 10 in their evening gowns

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough, Miss Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, Miss Canada 2017 Lauren Howe, Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and Miss Spain 2017 Sofia del Prado compete in the evening gown competition during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 is crowned the new Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: The Top 3 for Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Meet the Top 3 finalists of Miss Universe 2017

Rachel Peters ends journey in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:22 AM

The top 5 Miss Universe contestants are announced

Rachel Peters, Miss Philippines 2017 competes on stage in Yamamay swimwear during the MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 20, 2017. The contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas, NV. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 swimsuit competition

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The Top 16 work the runway in Yamamay swimswear

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017

PH's Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017 Top 16

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:14 AM

The top 16 at the Miss Universe 2017 competition are announced

Rachel Peters, Chanel Thomas, and Katarina Rodriguez is sent-off to their respective pageants on November 6, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.

Predictions: Who will be Miss Universe 2017?

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Rappler's contributing writer Voltaire Tayag shares his picks for this year's most awaited competition

WATCH: Rachel Peters' message for Filipino fans as Miss Universe 2017 approaches

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM

'You know when we unite, we can do great things, not just in pageantry but in politics, in other things as well,' says Rachel of the support

PH stars call on fans to support Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Maine Mendoza, and more call on their fans to tweet and vote for Rachel

IN PHOTOS: Rachel Peters at the Miss Universe 2017 preliminaries

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Rachel walks the Miss Universe preliminaries in a Val Taguba gown and swimsuit from Yamamay

Why Miss Universe loves Las Vegas

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The pageant is hosted in Las Vegas for the 6th time

Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere with the contestants during the welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, November 16th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: Rachel Peters' national costume for Miss Universe 2017

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Rachel wears a sarimanok-inspired fantasy by Val Taguba

WATCH: Know more about Rachel Peters in her Miss Universe introduction video

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Rachel talks about her love for surfing, and how the inspiration she draws from her fellow Filipinos

Palace, politicians: Thank you, Pia, for this Christmas gift

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:21 PM

UPDATED The Aquino administration celebrates with the nation calling Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach a tremendous source of pride

CROWNED. Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP