The 65th Miss Universe crown went to Miss France Iris Mittenaere. Miss France battled with beautiful women around the world and was able to snatch the coveted crown. The 24-year-old beauty will now take over the duties of 64th Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Here are the few things to know about the new beauty queen.
Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere advocacy
Mittenaere was born on January 25, 1993. Miss France was a French model and pageant title holder. Mittenaere made history when she won the second consecutive national title. Aside from being a beauty queen, she engaged herself in various social causes. Miss France is an advocate of the importance of education for younger girls. Bustle reported that the brunette beauty is pursuing a degree in dental surgery. Aside from being an advocate for women’s rights, she will also focus on advocating dental and oral hygiene.
Mittenaere competed for Nord-Pas-de-Calais. She won the Miss France 2016 title on December 19, 2015. Mittenaere succeeded Miss France 2015 Camille Cerf. She crowned her successor, Alisha Aylies, who won the Miss France 2017 pageant.
France only had one Miss Universe winner before Iris Mittenaere
France only had one Miss Universe winner in 1953. Miss Universe 1953 was Christiane Martel of France. Since then the crown did not come close to any representatives from France until now. Miss France’s elegant and precise answer during the Q&A portion was well-received by the audience. Despite the overwhelming victory, the road to the crown was not glittered with gold. She had to work her way and compete with exceptional women from all-walks of life.
Eighty- women all over the world vied for the Miss Universe crown. The contestants were narrowed down to 13 women. After the Swimsuit category, nine ladies were left. The nine women were later narrowed down to six until the top three ladies were announced.
Answers of the Top 3 ladies of the 65th Miss Universe
The top three women were Miss Colombia, Miss Haiti and Miss France. The three stunning women were asked with the same final question. The final question was; ‘Name something over the course of your life you failed at and something you learned from that experience.’ While one of them answered, the other two ladies wore headphones to avoid hearing the question.
Miss Colombia said people make mistakes when they don’t accept someone based on their differences. Miss France said she had failed many times in her life but when you fail you have to try again. Meanwhile, Miss Haiti said she sometimes felt she failed during the aftermath of her country’s earthquake. Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar took the second runner up while Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was the first runner up.
According to Global Beauties, Miss France is one of the most watched television shows in the country. The competition is well-received in the country. With Miss France bringing home the most prestigious pageant crown, her fellow countrymen would surely be delighted with her achievement.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 30, 2017