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Demi-Leigh Tebow has been mocked over her US accent.
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‘Fake!’: Demi-Leigh Tebow dragged over US accent again [watch]

Afrikaans beauty queen and former Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Tebow has been roasted for adopting a US ‘twang’.

demi-leigh tebow, miss south africa

Demi-Leigh Tebow has been mocked over her US accent.
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Not for the first time, former Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Tebow – nee Nel-Peters – has been accused of using a “fake” American accent. This, after the Afrikaans beauty queen posted a video of her speaking about writing her book.

The brunette bombshell – who also won Miss Universe in 2017 – was born in Sedgefield in the Western Cape. After tying the knot with former athlete Tim Tebow in 2020, Demi-Leigh relocated to Jacksonville in the US.

Earlier this week, the 28-year-old announced her first book, titled A Crown that Lasts: You Are Not Your Label.


On Monday, 18 March, Demi-Leigh Tebow excitedly announced the news of her Christian autobiography.

The wife of the former athlete told her social media followers that the book was about her faith and was something she was “called to share.”

She posted: “My prayer is that God uses my experiences, stories, and lessons – including the ones I’ve learned the hard way – to help you claim your true identity, become more confident in God, and live out your unique purpose too!”

The former Miss South Africa also shared a video message about her literary offering.

Judging from the comments section, followers were more focused on her US accent.

@fedi_online: “Nah, sweetie, let’s talk about that fake American accent.”

@tracyleestarla: “Why does she sound like that?”

@azraathe_kha: “Ok, but the twang?”

@genevievetiktok40: “I can’t understand a thing she says. I’m confused.”

Others accused the beauty queen of focusing on herself instead of her faith.

@mrs_susanbwhite: “Another self-help book that is really anything but Christian. We are not the crown, folks”.

Late last year, Demi-Leigh Tebow was mocked over another video message, this time about the US holiday Thanksgiving.

In it, she shared her favourite hot chocolate recipe.

“This is my little party trick,” Demi-Leigh said.

In the comment section, many followers questioned how and why she had lost her South African accent.

Some even compared her to comedian Trevor Noah or singer Tyla, who still have the same pronunciation.

@demitebow 🍫🌶️🔥 I call it the “Demi Special” orrr just Spicy Hot Chocolate! Save this recipe for your Christmas parties this week! Set it up on a little hot cocoa self-serve bar with some marshmallows, cinnamon, & orange peels if you’re feeling it. Recipe is below, but bear with me, I don’t go by measurements, just what feels right. 😅 Start with your favorite premade Hot Cocoa powder! I did 2 packets in a pot of hot water for a big group. Add the following to spice it up: – Dash of Chili or season to taste – Dash of Salt – Couple dashes of Cinnamon – Dash of Coconut Sugar – Splash of Milk or Half & Half to make it creamy – Handful of Dried Orange Peels, let it marinate in there to pull out the flavor. – And Enjoy!!! #christmas #christmasrecipes #christmasdinner #christmasdecor #holiday #holidayseason #holidayrecipes #hotcocoa ♬ ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – BRENDA LEE


Speaking to People magazine, Demi-Leigh Tebow claimed that her pageantry life was a big part of her identity. She also claimed the book was about finding her “purpose”.

She said: “I’m very grateful for being able to represent my home country as Miss South Africa. It’s truly one of the biggest, biggest honors. And then to go on and win Miss Universe and be the first girl from South Africa to win Miss Universe in 39 years and get to just carry the South African flag so high for that year was another super big honor.

“But, the night that I stood on that stage in Thailand and I was about to crown the next super worthy winner, the next Miss Universe, I remember taking that crown off of my head and passing it to the next winner,” Tebow says. “And I turned around and I realized that I just handed over such a big part of my identity alongside that crown.”

A Crown that Lasts: You Are Not Your Label will hit shelves on 13 August 2024.