MANILA – This is what happens when Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters puts down her crown.
Her two predecessors – Iris Mittenaere of France and Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines – were seen “fighting” over Nel-Peters’ Mikimoto crown in this clip posted on the Miss Universe Instagram page.
Nel-Peters looks on, pretending to look horrified, as the two queens engage in a playful tug-of-war.
Nel-Peters and Mittenaere, as well as the other Miss Universe 2017 candidates, are currently in Manila upon the invitation of the Department of Tourism.
Mittenaere was crowned Miss Universe 2016 early this year in Manila by Wurtzbach, who won the international pageant in 2015.