And hearty congratulations goes to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the victor of 2017, Contenders from Jamaica, Venezuela, Thailand and Colombia made it top five, but the South African beauty beat the others an took the crown at home.
Nel-Peters is the second South African beauty queen to win the Miss Universe crown after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.
"If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable", said the 22-year-old representative from South Africa, "and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go".
"In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours-and I do not believe that this is right, ' she said. I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world".
The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor to a din of squeals and cheers. Miss Universe realized that this controversy between the public and them in regards to the lack of an educational requirement was present and announced that they would extend the requirement of age one year, form 26 to 27, so the contestants could finish their degrees.
Nels-Peters was considered a frontrunner for the title after also being crowned Miss South Africa 2017 earlier this year. "And as a radio chemist, I advocate for so many children in S.T.E.M. and women in leadership positions and that's the mission of a Miss Universe".
Other contestants who advanced to the Top 5 are Venezuela and Thailand.
Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss Canada Lauren Howe, Miss Spain Sofia del Prado and Miss Brazil Monalysa Alcântara also made the Top 10 list.
Whereas there are those who are very happy that Nel-Peters won, others have been left dissatisfied with the choice of 2017 Miss Universe. She was representing South Africa.
It was the second strong finish by Jamaica in a beauty pageant in as many weeks.
This year's judges include YouTube star Lele Pons and former judge on "America's Next Top Model" Jay Manuel.