Miss Universe 2017 Winner: Miss France, Iris Mittenaere was declared as the winner of Miss Universe pageant for this year. She bagged the crown after defeating Miss Haiti and Miss Colombia in the Philippines. Former Miss Universe Philippines crowned the new champion.
Iris beat the rest of the 12 finalists in the competition. The 24-year-old was donned in a gold sequined gown for the top ceremony held on January 30, 2017. She is a dental surgery student, and now, after winning the title, she will campaign for dental and oral care across the globe.
Miss Universe 2017 Winner Bio & Wiki
Iris said that is not just a sash. Mittenaere hails from Northern France. In an interview after the results of Miss Universe for the year were announced, she was quoted saying, “I will utilize the title in helping people around the world, will try to understand them.” The pageant competition comprises of many preliminary rounds.
Miss Haiti (Raquel Pelissier) and Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar) were declared as the first and second runner ups respectively. The finalists were as follows – Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Philippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti, Thailand, and the USA.
In 2017, the pageant’s format witnessed some changes. For the first time in its history, the competition had 12 finalists instead of 13. Also, the Miss Universe app and Twitter were used to count the total number of votes for the participants.
Sierra Leone debuted in the competition this year. Hawa Kamara, 2013 Miss West Africa represented her country in the pageant. Some of the contestants made the headlines, and the biggest of them were when Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell trolled who body-shamed her for her size.
The annual pageant took place on Monday in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena. Steve Harvey hosted the show, and he joked after announcing the winner’s name. He said that he got the name of the winner right this year. Last year’s host took the name wrongly while announcing at the first time.
There were many performances for the ceremonial time. Rapper Flo Rida and R&B group Boys II Men presented their creations and entertained all.
Miss Universe 2017 Winner: Iris Mittenaere Biography
Iris Mittenaere took birth on January 25, 1993. She is a French model and beauty queen. She became the second Miss France to win the Miss Universe title after Christiane Martel (1953). Iris was born to a professor and a school teacher. She has a brother, sister, and half-sister.
She attended Steenvoorde school and lived with her mother. After graduating with a degree in Science, she moved to Lille and attended University of Health and Law. She has taken admission to become a dental surgeon. In the competition to become the Miss France 2016, she represented Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Our team wishes Iris all the very best for her future. Stay tuned for more news around the world.