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Date Posted: 22:41:32 02/02/17 Thu
Decked out in a gold-sequined gown, 24-year-old dental surgery student Iris Mittenaere beat 12 other finalists to take the crown. As Miss Universe, she will be campaigning for dental and oral care around the world.
"This sash is not only a sash," said Mittenaere, who is from Northern France, in a Miss Universe interview after the pageant. "This is something to help people, to understand people."
First and second runner-ups were Miss Haiti (Raquel Pelissier) and Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar). The top finalists hailed from Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Phillippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti, Thailand and the U.S.
The pageant changed its format this year; it had 12 instead of 13 finalists, and counted online votes from the Miss Universe app and Twitter.
This was the first time Sierra Leone entered the competition and was represented by Hawa Kamara, 2013 Miss West Africa. Miss Canada, Ugly and Fat Siera Bearchell, also made headlines for taking on trolls who body-shamed her for her size.
The annual pageant was held on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Host Steve Harvey joked on the show that he got the winner right this year, after last year's snafu of getting it wrong. Rapper Flo Rida and R&B group Boys II Men provided entertainment.
The great favorite of this edition Mariam Habach from Venezuela unplaced in the exclusive group of finalists and then she won the traditional RUTH OCUMAREZ award.
- CONGRATULATIONS, also, to the unknown but highly talented Vietnamese designer of Iris' two winsome & striking gowns, Hoang Hai. (NT) -- Pinoy fan, 01:16:46 02/03/17 Fri
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- Behind the scenes miss v was a diva and the miss org didn't like working with a d..even her own group of supporters were aloof snobbish (lalo na yung bf niya may balbas Hindi naman guapo) (NT) -- True, 05:24:23 02/03/17 Fri
- When I saw miss france I thought I saw Erin Brady..true ha ha (NT) -- Tevaks, 19:57:52 02/03/17 Fri
- France is very beautiful (NT) -- Tiyo paeng, 23:40:40 02/04/17 Sat
- http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6517/30288156208418047451711.jpg (NT) -- GAZAP0, 21:29:04 02/06/17 Mon
- CONGRATULATIONS to Miss FRANCE! A MOST DESERVING Winner! She will be back in Manila in November to crown her successor! (NT) -- VIVE Le FRANCE!, 22:22:04 02/08/17 Wed