Miss Universe Demi-Leigh is owning the crown

03 December 2017 - 10:00 By TshisaLIVE
Demi-Leigh at her new digs in New York.
Demi-Leigh at her new digs in New York.
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Just after being crowned Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was flown to New York for a jam-packed week of media interviews and photoshoots.

Demi will be living in New York for the next year in a pretty swanky pad and will also receive a salary during her reign.

My home for the next year 🏡👑🇿🇦🏙 #missuniverse 👜💼 @lipaultsa @lipaultparis_official

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Besides appearing on Good Morning America, Demi had interviews on Times Square and on the top of The Empire State Building.

Besides getting the world's attention, Demi has been receiving lots of love from Americans.

She has been posting Insta stories and the comments section is flooded with fans sending their love.

While in Times Square, she was stopped several times and asked for selfies.

#MissUniverse 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters started off her Media Tour in Times Square. Welcome to NYC! 🍎

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First stop on the #MissUniverse Media Tour was @GoodMorningAmerica! 💋

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Those close to Demi have told TshisaLIVE that while her diary is super busy, she is enjoying every moment.

"It's all still so surreal. She keeps saying that she is the perfect example of if you have a dream, you can achieve it. It's exhausting but she's handling it in her stride. She is loving every moment," said an insider.

And this is just the beginning for our homegrown beauty.