Miss France Iris Mittenaere Has Been Crowned the New Miss Universe…

Miss France Iris Mittenaere has been crowned the winner of the 65th Miss Universe competition.

Mittenaere beat out women from around the world to take the title at this year’s competition held live on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in The Philippines.crowningThe 23-year-old is studying to be a dentist and loves cooking.

This year’s festivities were markedly less dramatic than last year’s when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced the wrong winner. During the live show last December, the comedian, 60, originally announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez had won, but the winner was actually Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Water under the bridge! Miss Colombia hugs and jokes with Steve Harvey during the Miss Universe live telecast. However, she did admit some people from Colombia didn’t like Harvey after his mistake on December 20, 2015.water-under-the-bridge-miss-colombia-hugs-and-jokes-with-steve-harvey-during-miss-universe-pageantThis year’s, Miss Columbia gave Steve Harvey a hug during the interview portion of the pageant on Sunday night.

Harvey apologized for the mix-up and was invited back by the Miss Universe Organization to host again this year.

“I feel horrible for the two countries. I feel horrible for the fans. It was a mistake,” Harvey said during a press conference after the 2015 show. “The dishonorable thing would be to just leave it like it was. It didn’t deserve to happen that way, but it happened from an honest mistake.”

A full list of the Top 13:

  • Kenya

  • Indonesia

  • USA

  • Mexico

  • Peru

  • Panama

  • Colombia

  • Philippines

  • Canada

  • Brazil

  • France

  • Haiti

  • Thailand

  •                The girls were then narrowed to the top 9c3yf5bxwqaea-u999

  •                The field was narrowed once again to the top 6:miss-universe-2016-2017-top-6

  • miss-universe21                                          And finally to the top 3

  • The pageant, which used to be co-owned by Donald Trump, also featured Ashley Graham as a backstage host, and Flo Rida and Boyz II Men as musical performers.

This is the first time France has won this pageant in decades. The last time that someone from France won was in 1953, at the second ever competition. Christiane Martel was the 18-year-old winner and she was also an actress. The runner-up from this year’s pageant was Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, and second runner-up was Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar.crowning-miss-universe-2017Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, who’d been body shamed on social media during the last week prior to the Sunday night finals – did make it to the top 9 during the live telecast and seemed to be an early favorite with the judges who were asked who they liked during the telecast.

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