2021-08-30

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  June 28, 1995
  • Accomplishments:  Miss Universe
  • Fun Faith Fact!: From the start of her relationship with Tim Tebow, the couple bonded over their shared faith and have always proclaimed their Christian values. 

Demi-Leigh Tebow is a South African model, influencer, and beauty pageant queen. She was born on Jun. 28, 1995, in Sedgefield, South Africa.

In 2017, the Sedgefield native won Miss South Africa then went on to win Miss Universe. She is the second South African to win Miss Universe, following in the path of fellow South African Margaret Gardiner, who was crowned Miss Universe in 1978.

In the final round of Miss Universe 2017, Steve Harvey asked Miss South Africa, "What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?" the hopeful pageant queen answered, "As a Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears, and by that, she is able to help other women to overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for, and I think that is exactly who I am."

During her time as Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh got in a relationship with professional American football quarterback and former New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow. She celebrated many first American traditions with him, such as her first American Thanksgiving with Tebow's family at their home. Upon the end of her reign as Miss Universe in 2018, Nel-Peters thanked her boyfriend for his love and support during her pageant journey. In Jan. 2019, Nel-Peters and Tebow got engaged at his family farm in Jacksonville, Florida. The couple was officially wed on Jan. 20, 2020, near Demi's hometown in Franschhoek, South Africa.

The Christian couple revealed to the public that they didn't believe in premarital sex, and they made a commitment to each other and God to wait until their wedding night. From the start of the relationship, the couple bonded over their shared faith and have always proclaimed their Christian values.


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