Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be competing in Miss Universe in Las Vegas on Sunday. Picture: Official Miss SA/Instagram

South Africans have been urged to vote for local beauty Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant being staged in the US at the weekend.

The competition takes place at The Axis in Las Vegas on Sunday.

There are two ways to vote online. South Africans can either go to: Vote.MissUniverse.com or on Twitter at: #MissUniverse #SouthAfrica (retweets count).

Her sponsors said voters can pre-vote 10 times per day until Saturday.

There will also be a vote, during the live broadcast, for each round of the competition.

The pageant will be screened live on Vuzu (DStv Channel 116) from 5am (SA time) on Monday.

Here are some snaps of Demi-Leigh out and about in Las Vegas:

Pasta partners 🍝🍝🍝 #missuniverse #missuniversesouthafrica #southafrica

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No. it's not winter in the US at all🙈😂 Credits to @benjaminaskinas @yamamayofficial @boldsunlesstans @missuniverse @phvegas

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