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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Wiki: Parents, Ethnicity- All About Tim Tebow's Girlfriend

Updated On: 13 Jan, 2019

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Wiki: Parents, Ethnicity- All About Tim Tebow's Girlfriend

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 28, 1995
Age 23 Years 6 Month(s)
Citizenship South African
Profession South African Model
Marital Status Engaged
Divorced Not
Boyfriend/Dating Tim Tebow(Engaged-2019)
Net Worth $5 Million
Ethnicity Heterogeneous South African
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Height 5 Feet 7 Inches (171 cm)
Education North-West University
Parents Bennie Peters(Father), Anne-Mari Steenkamp(Mother)
Siblings Franje Peters(Half-Sister)

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a beauty pageant and a South African model, who won Miss Universe 2017. She secured Miss South Africa 2017 representing Western Cape.

As Miss Universe, she has traveled to various countries like Indonesia, France, Mexico, Unites States and more. She is now officially engaged with former NFL player Tim Tebow.

Demi-Leigh Engaged With Tim Tebow!

Wedding bells are near for Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow. The couple got engaged on 9 January 2019 where Tim purposed the beauty pageant in his family’s farm outside Jacksonville, Florida. He dropped on one knee and gave his ladylove a 7.25-carat solitaire ring, according to the People. Demi's family also witnessed their engagement as the NFL star secretly called them from South Africa to Florida.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters engaged with Tim Tebow on 9 January 2019 in Tim's family’s farm outside Jacksonville, Florida (Photo: Instagram)

According to Tim's interview with the People, he didn't felt nervous to ask Demi to be his wife. On the other hand, he felt excited and wanted everything to be perfect. The South African model also became enthusiastic about their near wedding and declared that she couldn't wait to spend forever with her soon-to-be husband.

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Two days after their engagement, the couple spent their romantic milestone moments at Walt Disney World. They celebrated their engagement visiting the Disney world and captured their moments standing in front of the castle at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. 

Dating History With Former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow

NFL football star Tim Tebow confirmed the relationship with his Miss South Africa 2017 winner girlfriend in an interview with ESPN's Pedro Gomez on 14 July 2018.

Tim said that Demi-Leigh is a special girl and defined himself as 'lucky and blessed' to have a relationship with her. The professional baseball outfielder of the New York Mets organization also stated that although he is private about relationship talks, he is very much thankful. Together, the couple is cherishing their bond residing in the same city, New York.

The quarterback's sister, Katie Tebow shared a picture with her brother and Demi-Leigh giving the glimpse of their bond on 11 July 2018.

Demi-Leigh (extreme right) poses with Tim (second from right) on 11 July 2018 (Photo: Katie's Instagram)

Her boyfriend, Tim has dated Olivia Culpo, who is a former Miss Universe 2012. The ex-couple had a break up in 2015.

Tim has confirmed that he's a virgin and has publicly announced that he's saving himself for marriage. During an interview with Sway morning radio show in 2017, the American football quarterback said that he was staying focused on certain things like his faith and empathy towards the people. Toward the gospel, the things that matter for him were the love, help, and care towards the people. The Makati City native added that he wanted to focus on the things that he was going to do rather than other petty things.

Parents Re-Married; Raised By Step-Father

Demi-Leigh was born to her parents, Bennie Peters and Anne-Marie Steenkamp. She considers herself as an 'extremely blessed daughter' to have 'four parents' as both of her mother and father had remarried. The beauty pageant also feels proud of her parents as they have always supported her in every task.

Her mother, Anne-Marie is a landscaper and interior designer whereas her father, Bennie is an owner of Sunset Guest-house in Potchefstroom, in the North-West Province of South Africa.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with her parents Bennie Peters and Anne-Marie Steenkamp attends Planet Hollywood Las Vegas on 20 November 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

Before getting remarried, her mother, Anne-Marie lived with her step-father, Johan Steenkamp in Sedgefield. Johan raised Demi-Leigh as his child, and the model defines him as the 'gentlest soul' she has ever met.

Her father, Bennie lived in Potchefstroom with her step-mother, Elzabé Peters. Elzabé works as a clinical psychologist. Bennie and Elzabé together have a daughter, who is also Demi-Leigh's half-sister, Franje Peters.

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Demi-Leigh's Motivation: Physically Challenged Half-Sister

Among all of her family, the South African brunette beauty biggest motivation is her half-sister, Franje Peters. The Miss Universe 2017 winner and her half-sister are maintaining an incredible bond. On Franje's 12th birthday, she took her Instagram on 27 February 2018 and wished her little sister 'Happy Birthday.' She posted with her special sister and defined Franje as her 'biggest inspiration and motivation.'

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wished her half-sister, Franje on her 12th birthday on 27 February 2018 (Photo: Instagram)

Her 12-year-old little sister, Franje was born with a physical disability. Franje had a rare condition as subtotal cerebellar agenesis, which left her without a cerebellum. Even at the age of 12, her sister's cognition is of three-months-old-baby, and she can't walk, eat or talk. Her parents mostly feed their little daughter through a tube.

How Much Is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Net Worth?

Demi-Leigh has an estimated net worth of $5 million, which she summoned as a model and beauty queen. As a winner of Miss South Africa 2017 competition, she secured R1 million cash prize money. The other prizes included a luxurious car, international holiday and other bonuses worth over $2 million.

She also collected payrolls as the winner of Miss Universe 2017. Likewise, the model has endorsed with various brands from which she has received some decent amount of fortunes.

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Short Bio And Facts

Born on 28 June 1995, South African model Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a native of Sedgefield, Western Cape. Demi-Leigh stands at the height of 1.7 m (5' 7") and possesses South African nationality.

Demi-Leigh belongs to Cape Cope origin possessing ethnicity as a heterogeneous South African, who has several 'ancestral links' like European colonizers, indigenous Khoisan, and Xhosa people.

She graduated from North-West University in March 2016 obtaining a bachelor's degree in business management and entrepreneurship. She bagged two leadership positions during her high school years.

As per wiki, the beauty pageant survived carjacked incident at Hyde Park, and after the disturbance, she began instructing self-defense workshops to various women.