Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (born 28 June 1995) is a 28 year-old South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has continued to make waves since she was thrust into the public eye. Not only has she ruled the pageant world but has also enjoyed a flourishing modeling career. In addition to being a fitness fanatic, the beauty queen enjoys fine cuisine.
Who Is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and How Old Is She?
The South African model and beauty pageant champion was born to her parents Anne-Mari Steenkamp and Bennie Peters, at Sedgefield, Western Cape, on June 28, 1995. The model, who is presently residing in the United States and has dual citizenship with both South Africa and the United States, is 28 years old.
She is a mixed-race person, known as a “Cape-colored” person in South Africa. She had a half-sister called Franje, who died on May 4th, 2019, from cerebellar agenesis.
Demi-Leigh has been reticent to share details about her past, thus, little is known about her early years and upbringing. But, when it comes to her education, it is known that she completed primary school and then continued her studies at Outeniqua High School in George, South Africa.
Demi-Leigh continued her education by enrolling at Potchefstroom, South Africa’s North-West University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship.
Her leadership abilities and talent improved as she kept growing into a great personality. Demi-Leigh emerged as the Deputy Mayor of George, Western Cape, at the age of 17. She was also named president of her school’s student council at an early age for demonstrating significant evidence of fortitude and tenacity.
The Western Cape’s beauty is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.
Who Are Demi-LeighTebow Nel-Peters Parents?
Demi-Leigh was born to Anne-Mari Steenkamp and Bennie Peters in Sedgefield, South Africa. She had to grow up in two homes because her parents split up when she was still fairly little. Demi is still close to her parents and their spouses even though they are divorced.
Demi-Leigh’s mother has been of great support to her career. Her mother, by profession, is an interior designer and landscaper. Her father, Bennie Peters, used to work in the corporate world.
As a young man, he had aspired to establish his own hospitality business. Still, he now manages the Sunset Manor Guest House in Potchefstroom, not far from North-West University, where his daughter earned a degree in business administration.
Demi-Leigh’s parents moved on after their divorce, and both of them remarried. According to the model, her step-parents are incredibly supportive of her goals. She considers herself blessed to have four loving and supportive parents.
Johan Steenkamp, her stepfather, works in the construction industry in Sedgefield, where he lives with her biological mother Anne-Mari Steenkamp. The model describes him as the gentlest spirit she has ever encountered.
Her father remarried a clinical psychologist called Peters, who some time ago recalled her meeting with her stepdaughter [Demi-Leigh] at the age of two as one of her favorite memories. Elzabé said she regretted such a meeting would no longer be possible.
The Beauty Queen Started Her Career as a Model Before Delving Into Pageantry
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ career has primarily been around modeling, with Miss Universe being her most significant accomplishment. She has previously held part-time employment with Vision Management Cape Town and Boss Models.
Nel-Peters debuted in the pageant world on March 26, 2017, when she competed as Western Cape’s representative in the Miss South Africa 2017 pageant. After representing her native Western Cape, she was named Miss South Africa, and it was just the beginning of her star-studded career.
The title allowed her to represent South Africa in both the Miss World 2017 and Miss Universe 2017 pageants. Unfortunately for her, both beauty pageants were held on the same day. As a result, she was chosen to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Currently, she hasn’t retired from modeling. However, it is pretty difficult to keep up to tabs on her recent jobs. She also owns a jewelry line called 153 Jewelry.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Married to Tim Tebow, an American Baseball Player
In addition to being a model, Demi-Leigh is a wife. Tim Tebow, an American baseball star, and the stunning model have been together for many years. The two connected at his yearly charity event in 2018 and subsequently became friends.
Before deciding to take their relationship to the next level by getting married, the couple dated for a while. Demi-Leigh accepted Tim Tebow’s proposal of marriage as he got down on one knee in front of his parents on the day of their engagement.
The two got married at Tebow’s parents’ farm close to Jacksonville, Florida in January 2020. The small but beautiful wedding ceremony was attended by close friends and family members.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Tim Tebow exchanged vows for a second time at the La Paris Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. Demi-Leigh looked stunning that day in David’s Bridal custom-made gown and Marion Rehwinkel jewelry.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ Net Worth
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million, which she amassed from her career as a model, winning “Miss Universe” in 2017, and other business endeavors. Winning the Miss Universe title unarguably comes with lots of perks, including financial rewards.
As the winner that year, Nel-Peters enjoyed a year of luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment, a year’s supply of Farouk Systems hair care products and tools, a shoe wardrobe by Chinese Laundry Shoes & Accessories, a modeling portfolio, dermatology services, travel services, and many more.