Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowed Miss Universe 2016 .The beauty queens took the stage on Sunday night for the 2017 Miss Universe competition, with host Steve Harvey awarding the crown to the winner (yes, the correct one this time): Miss France, Iris Mittenaere.Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was named first runner-up, and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was second runner-up. Parisian native Mittenaere, 24, is studying for a degree in dental surgery, and plans to use her platform as the winner of the 65th annual competition to advocate for oral hygiene.
Though all 86 international hopefuls gave the competition their best shot, there can only be one Miss Universe — well, one at a time, anyway — and the latest is… Miss France, Iris Mittenaere. (The second runner-up was Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, while second place went to Miss Haiti, Raquel Pélissier.
“I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed,” said Mittenaere after winning the 65th edition of the annual competition.
On the Miss Universe website, the student had said she wanted “to advocate for dental and oral hygiene” if she won.
“Miss Universe was a dream, every girl wants to be Miss Universe…the stage is amazing, everything is amazing,” Iris said.
Source : Online (CNN , Mirror.co.uk ,Variety)