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Subject: Parade for MU Iris Mittenaere. Lille, France. March 19, 2017
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greyfelino
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Date Posted: 11:07:56 03/19/17 Sun

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[> Subject: Wow she is a STAR!


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Margarine- It's not butter!
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Date Posted: 13:47:18 03/19/17 Sun


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[> Subject: Now I can see it, that crown is ugly!


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AT LEAST SHE IS GORGEOUS
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Date Posted: 13:49:10 03/19/17 Sun


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[> Subject: Impressive Sylvie got this much attention around Iris' homecoming. MUO sure as hell didn't make this happen. It's clear Sylvie has been lobbying for a French titleholder for a while. Her interviews suggest as much. Now that MUO doesn't have to cater to Telemundo's biases I think we'll see more diverse winners (although still very much political and business-driven). For exampl, expect Mexico to continue placing due to the Azteca connection.


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lolling
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Date Posted: 15:38:35 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> Subject: I was worried about Iris homecoming because after her win it seemed the country was less than interested. All this goes to Sylvie and her team, congratulations!


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 17:35:29 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> Subject: I do agree the influence of telemundo/nbc will improve the winners. But, i never discount the latina ladies they are stunning but they will need to change their game. Venezuela has a story, she needs to play the image of being black, she is perfection. The latinas need a story. On the other side, I am done with Phillipines. They got their win and multiple placements. Their only story is working since the age of 3 and buying a house at 7.


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 17:40:05 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> [> Subject: Lmaoooooo OMG, Vegas, you're hilarious! "working since the age of 3 and buying the house at 7." DEAD. Completely agree with you. It's all about the story now. That's the greatest tool to get that crown. While Iris didn't have a tragic sob story (than God, luckily!), she presented herself like a life-loving and engaging young dentist surgeon who's also a chef (or likes to cook and makes the best [insert French dish she offered to make for Steve Harvey]) besides the fact that she's gorgeous, fresh, and graceful. Final question also wins the crown, unlike before. Paulina Vega wouldn't have won under IMG, for instance. Too dry. Iris was very moving and engaging in all of her answers, even the way she said, "tonight, I might not win, but I am a finalist, and that's winning to me."


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VZ has some adjusting to do. Until then, even the stunner they have now may not place if she falls flat during interview.
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Date Posted: 19:02:05 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Agree 100 percent on Iris. It will be interesting to see how VZ prepares this year, especially after missing the cut. She needs to tone down the make up and work on interview. It was clear the non English speaking girls were at a major disadvantage. As for Phillipines, they have had their time to shine as has Colombia.


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 19:10:05 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> [> Subject: LOL at Venezuela being "black". She's the worst kind of black for pageantry in that's she's basically as white as they get. No way will MUO keep Venezuela out two years in a row. They just wanted to send Osmel and the other directors a message with Mariam's purposeful exclusion because that girl did everything right except for being born rich and white. Agreed about the Philippines and their stupid I've had to work since I was a fetus story. WTF are their parents doing? Not to mention their Asian neighbors are coming up with poor copycat stories of the same.


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lolling
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Date Posted: 19:17:03 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Miriam exclusion remains questionable at best. While not the prettiest there is still no way a cow should have made top 9 but VZ failed to even make top 13. The issue with the asian neighbors is that Thailand will always get in on the fan vote and for some reason, MU likes Indonesia.


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 21:33:43 03/19/17 Sun


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: I think MUO is just "repaying" Indonesia. Puteri has always invited MUs to grace their show. And the past MUs always make that commercial for a drink or something. Thailand is hungry to get a crown again. Saw pics of the homecoming of their delegate this year and she was welcomed by throngs of people in their airport. So expect them to get fan votes in the next couple of years. Although I wouldn't doubt that Indonesia and Philippines will give Thailand a good fight for the fan vote. Haha. As for Philippines, I pity the girl who will break their streak. She will be bashed to death. But, honestly I don't see them unplacing in the very near future especially if MUO is courting them to host again.


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justsayin
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Date Posted: 15:24:15 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Ironically, I do not see Thailand winning anytime soon. They have had some great girls the last 10 years but something does not click on finals night. I do see Indonesia winning in the next 5 years


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 20:39:12 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: In what way Miriam's exclusion was questionable? She clearly does not have the facial beauty or personality that MUO liked. Her styling and gown may appeal to some fans that like pageant patties and theatrics, but I would rather compare her to the city of Havana in 2017, beautiful in a certain, old-school way but nowhere near what is needed to make top 13 or top 15 on any most beautiful cities list. ;)


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HawtPlusSeksi
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Date Posted: 17:59:31 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Great comparison of Marian to Havana lol. My issue is this, there is no way Canada should have made top 9 and VZ failed to make top 13. Canada's inclusion has to be the most questionable placement ever. 1999 has many questionable placements but we know that Ghana, India, and Jamaica all made it in with strong interview scores and while not the greatest, all were a welcome surprise. Canada on the other hand had no business in the top 13 let along making top 9 after SS. I still have nightmares


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 20:37:43 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I love surprises in the semis, so I welcome Kenya's inclusion. Canada and USA, not so much. Although I have to say, USA was not really that much of a surprise since we know she is a monster in interviews. I am also actually fine with Canada in Top 13, but Brazil would have been a better candidate to advance than her.


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justsayin
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Date Posted: 11:47:24 03/21/17 Tue


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I get your dislike of Siera Bearchell, I really do. But honestly, check the 1999 again, Gul Panag was really overweight/obese on that stage. Floozie even once said humorously that it seemed like she was LACTATING during her participation. Ghana and Jamaica are fine, given the fact that pageant was held in T&T, they are not extraordinary beauties but given the trend that year, they are not too objectionable. Coming back to this year, even if we exclude Canada, there are still plently of girls that should have been there instead of Miriam, I can think of Ukraine, Malaysia, Argentina, Kosovo as MU types that were ahead of Miriam overall.


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HawtPlusSeksi
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Date Posted: 15:12:11 03/21/17 Tue


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[> [> Subject: Agree, Sylvie Tellier has done a phenomenon job with Iris' homecoming! Sylvie has also expressed serious interest in France hosting MU pageant. Let's hope she gets her wish!


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Great job!
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Date Posted: 18:55:57 03/19/17 Sun


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[> Subject: Who would have thought the stoic French would turn out en masse like this...props to Iris for obviously striking a nationalistic chord.


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GoldenBoy
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Date Posted: 13:08:48 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> Subject: "En masse"? Lol honey you've ever been to France? Or Europe? It's Lille Old Town... There's not much more people than any other sunny Sunday.


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I was actually thinking she must have been disappointed that she only attracted passers-by.
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Date Posted: 16:50:28 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: Nah, Miss World's homecoming was truly disappointing. Poor girl kept waving around looking for anyone to notice her but no one on the sidewalks. There's one shot where she waved to a couple and they just stood there. Interesting given it is a pageant crazy country that is the home of pageant whackjobs like Genesis Davila herself. You know she would have gotten the whole island out.


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lolling
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Date Posted: 17:23:16 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: Actually, it's a pretty good number for a country that does not live and breathe pageants.


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HawtPlusSeksi
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Date Posted: 17:49:29 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Sylvie has just picked a good spot. This place is packed with people every day... It's not Iris that made them come. They would have been there anyway.


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Date Posted: 18:37:05 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: While I do not discredit this, its all about product placement and Sylvie wins this. MUO is horrible with product placement, if that were great, we would see the titleholders on tv, billoards, magazines here in the USA. I have seen nothing


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Vegas
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Date Posted: 20:41:46 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Don't worry, I have seen no Iris on French TV or billboards neither. And I do live in France.


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Yes, she's done some TV interviews, but it's all very small stations and programs:
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Date Posted: 00:19:30 03/21/17 Tue


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[> Subject: Great to see that she was welcomed very warmly by the French. The "float" is not as grandiose as when Pia did her homecoming, but this is better than the firetruck that Paulina used when she had hers. Among the recent homecomings though, I find Stefania as the best.


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justsayin
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Date Posted: 15:26:46 03/20/17 Mon


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[> [> Subject: can someone please post the homecoming parade of other Miss Universe winners?


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Date Posted: 06:11:01 03/21/17 Tue


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[> [> [> Subject: Olivia ' was laughable. For a small state like Rhode Island.


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Date Posted: 08:25:07 03/21/17 Tue


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Oh I forgot about Olivia. Did she have one when she won USA? I also forgot what Ximena's homecoming was like. I don't recall Gabriela having one as well. I do remember that she went home several months after her win.


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justsayin
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Date Posted: 11:40:58 03/21/17 Tue


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Olivia had a Miss USA homecoming but not a Miss Universe homecoming.


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Anon
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Date Posted: 12:18:38 03/21/17 Tue


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