The 23-year-old philanthropist and model wowed the crowd and viewers everywhere, not to mention sparked an instant conversation on social media, when she stepped out wearing an Afro. At least Steve Harvey didn't make a mix up this time around.
This years the judges judging the Miss Universe contestants included YouTube star Lele Pons, Jay Manuel former judge of America's Next Top Model and Wendy Fitzwilliam, the 1998 Miss Universe victor from Trinidad and Tobago, while Grammy-Award victor Fergie to performed her song, "A Little Work" at event while the contestants walked down the stage wearing evening gowns.
A new format was followed in the selection of top 16 during the Miss Universe 2017 coronation night.
Meanwhile, Laura Gonzalez of Colombia and Davina Bennett of Jamaica were crowned 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively.
The top three finalists.
The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor to a din of squeals and cheers.
She adds, "A truly magical evening, welcome to the family Demi!"
Solenn Heussaff did not only greet Peters but also all the Miss Universe candidates, whom she called "confident and handsome women".
"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 is right", she said. "'I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world", she said.
Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss Canada Lauren Howe, Miss Spain Sofia del Prado and Miss Brazil Monalysa Alcântara also made the Top 10 list.
Chair Stella Marquez Araneta congratulated Peters for her "phenomenal representation" of the country in this year's edition of the pageant-one of the biggest beauty events in the world. Miss Universe is a very strong motivator for several young woman out there, and Miss Universe should use this to their advantage to promote higher education in young woman, and show them that you can't have beauty without the brains.