From the NY Post.com:
n June 2017, three months after Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters became Miss South Africa, she was carjacked and held at gunpoint in broad daylight by five men attempting to kidnap her.
When one of the assailants tried to push Nel-Peters back into her car, she used a lesson learned in a women’s self-empowerment course and punched him in the throat, allowing her to flee.
“It was so traumatizing,” Nel-Peters, 22, said at her Post photo shoot on the streets of Manhattan. The incident inspired her to start Unbreakable, a series of workshops in her home country that encourages women to stand up for themselves.