Miss Universe 2016 – France’s Iris Mittenaere wins the crown!

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Miss Universe 2016 – France’s Iris Mittenaere

Bringing you the latest from the Miss Universe Pageant held last night – This year France put up a brilliant show with beauty queen Iris Mittenaere being crowned Miss Universe 2016.

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Pia Wurtzbach of Philippines crowns her successor Iris Mittenaere of France, at the Miss Universe Pageant 2016

Steve Harvey even announced the ‘correct’ winner this time (remember the meme worthy Steve Harvey moment he pulled off last time, by crowning the wrong contestant?) and ensured that the ceremony remained drama and controversy free!

Hosted once again by the mustachioed Harvey, this year’s pageant featured musical performances by Flo Rida and Boyz II Men. While the panel of judges included, The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey, Paper magazine’s Mickey Boardman and producer Francine LeFrak, as well as Miss Universes 2011 (Leila Lopes, Brazil), 1994 (Sushmita Sen, India) and 1993 (Dayanara Torres, Mexico).

This year’s ceremony was a magnificent affair which began with 86 promising contestants as they walked the ramp in costumes reflecting their traditions, there was a bikini round and debated on hot topics of international immigration, open borders and the refugee crisis faced by most of the European countries.

But in the end, Miss France, Iris Mittenaere swept them all away with her swishing walk, bold looks and opinions! In the final question round, Miss France highlighted the benefits of open borders when asked about her opinion on the global refugee crisis –

“In France we want to have the most globalisation that we can. We want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. Maybe someday that will change but now we have open borders, Having open borders allows us to travel more through the world and to find out more about what’s out there in the world.”

She edged out Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, who was the firs runner up and Miss Columbia, Andrea Tovar, who was the second runner up of Miss Universe 2016.

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Miss France, Iris Mittenaere in the bikini swimsuit round of the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. Image Courtesy – bollywoodgaram.com / Image Credits – Viral Bhayani

Eager to dig into who Iris Mittenaere is? We got all the details right here –

Iris Mittenaere is from Northern France and was born in Lille, in the Nord Pas de Calais region. She’s currently pursuing a Degree in Dental Surgery and is passionate about dental care. She wished to continue this passion through taking her awareness campaign for dental care and oral hygiene all around the world.

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Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere waves out to the shutterbugs and audiences on being crowned

Miss France 2016, now Miss Universe 2016, revealed that in her reign as Miss France she travelled around the world practically 4 times, in terms of miles! And her interests include cooking french specialities. So if Miss Universe had a talent segment, her’s would most definitely be cooking.

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Iris Mittenaere of France is crowned Miss Universe by 2015 winner Pia Wurtzbach of Philippines

Apart from cooking, this young beauty queen is into extreme sports and enjoys bungee jumping, sky diving, hand gliding – you name it! She says tandem skydiving over her region of northern France was an “incredible experience.”

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Miss France is congratulated by Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach of Phillipines on winning the 2016 Pageant

She’s a Beyonce fan!

Yes, you read that right, the French like Beyonce too. Iris’s favorite song is “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé while her favorite movie is Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni.

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Iris Mittenaere thanks the judges for winning the most coveted beauty pageant in the world – Miss Universe 2016!

Our hearty congratulations to Iris Mittenaere once again!

Check out pictures of all 86 contestants from the swimsuit round of the Miss Universe 2016 Beauty Pageant right here! 

Photo Credits – missuniverse.com