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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a famous South African model, entrepreneur, and beauty pageant winner. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters won the titles Miss South Africa and Miss Universe in the year 2017. She is also famous as the celebrity wife of Tim Tebow.

Early Life

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was born on 28 June 1995 and she is currently 28 years old. She hails from Sedgefield, Western Cape, and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Her parents are mother Anne-Marie Steenkamp and father Bennie Peters. Likewise, she had a half-sister namely Franje, who sadly passed away on the 4th of May 2019 due to cerebellar agenesis.

Regarding her educational journey, he is a graduate of North-West University. She graduated from this university in March 2017. This was only a few days before winning the title of Miss South Africa in the year 2017. Moreover, this personality can fluently speak both English and Afrikaans.

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Caption: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters posing for a photo with her parents. Source: Instagram

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – Career and Professional Life

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a beauty pageant winner and entrepreneur. She won her first major title as Miss South Africa in the year 2017 on March 26. For this pageantry, she represented the Western Cape. After winning the national title, she had the right to represent her home country in both Miss World and Miss Universe in 2017.

However, the authorities sent her to Miss Universe as the dates for these two international pageantry coincided. Miss Universe 2017 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she won the international title on November 27, 2017. The outgoing titleholder, Iris Mittenaere, crowned her the Miss Universe on this day. With this, she became the 2nd Miss Universe titleholder from South Africa. Previously, Margaret Gardiner was Miss Universe in 1878 from South Africa.

Despite being Miss South Africa, she was carjacked at Hyde Park, only a month after her crowning. Although she handed her car keys to the carjackers, they forced her into the car. Luckily, she punched one of the attackers in the throat and successfully ran away to get help. She has spoken about this incident and shared how no one stopped to help her except a young girl. This incident inspired her to have self-defense workshops to help as many women as possible, as shared during a segment at Miss Universe.

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Caption: Demi-Leigh visiting her hometown after her crowning as Miss Universe 2017. Source: Instagram

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – Relationship Status

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’s husband is Tim Tebow. The two started dating each other during her reign as Miss Universe 2017. She also thanked her lover for his support during her farewell at Miss Universe 2018. The couple had their engagement on January 9, 2019, at her lover’s family farm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Later on, the lovers tied the knot on January 20, 2020, in Franschhoek, South Africa. Talking about her husband, Tim is a former professional American footballer who played as a quarterback. Her husband is also a former professional baseball outfielder.

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Caption: Demi-Leigh and her husband Tim posing for a photo with their puppies. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches or 171 cm and her weight of 121 lbs or 55 kgs. Likewise, the South African model has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 31-25-33 inches respectively. Further, the previous Miss Univers had brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters joined Twitter in June 2012 and so far has over 60k followers on her @demitebow account. Likewise, she has over 1.6 million followers on her @demitebow Instagram account. She created her YouTube channel on April 27, 2020, and so far has more than 2.8k views.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – Net Worth 2024

Similarly, the former Miss Universe has 54.5k followers on her @demitebow Tiktok account and 324k followers on Facebook. Moving on, the former Miss Universe has a net worth of around $5 million US dollars, and her husband also has the same net worth as of 2021.