Jamaica’s Davina Bennett second runner-up in Miss Universe 2017

Jamaica’s Davina Bennett Makes Miss Universe 2017 Top 3

Davina Bennett
Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett competes at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was the second runner-up at the Miss Universe 2017 on Sunday night.

The 21-year-old Bennett was among 92 contestants vying for the crown.

South Africa won the Miss Universe.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned Miss Universe at the event at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Davina Bennett
Contestants embrace new Miss Universe Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in crown, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

Some Jamaicans, however, felt Davina was robbed of the crown.

“[Davina] ah you WIN!! Ah chroo dem know say any how did yuh get di crown bleach woulda tap sell dung ah town and hair woulda tap relax. Ongle rubbinz weh woulda gwaan a di coconut oil inna di hair and pan di skin” poplar disc jock ZJ sparks wrote on her I.G page

Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first-ever representatives of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.

Steve Harvey returned as the show’s host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning. On Sunday, he poked fun at his mistake throughout the night. Three days after people in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, Harvey told the audience he is “grateful for the Oscars,” referring to the best-picture flub at this year’s Academy Awards.

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