And Miss Universe 2017 is... our very own Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters!
Nel-Peters (22) -- who unleashed a big smile when she won -- hails from Western Cape Province and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University.
Nel-Peters said her disabled half-sister has been among her great inspirations.
Miss Colombia, Laura González (22) was the first runner-up.
She has been preparing to be an actress since the age of 16. After graduating from a performing arts school, she moved to Bogotá to build her career.
The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett (21). She is a model pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of the West Indies.
Nel-Peters becomes only the second South African to win the crown in nearly four decades.
Margaret Gardiner last won in 1978.