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Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere Crowned MISS UNIVERSE 2016

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Iris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016! Iris was born in Lille in the Nord Pas de Calais region in northern France.

Iris is in her fifth year of pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery. Besides dental school, she has always been fond of extreme sports, including skydiving, bungee bumping and hang gliding. She also enjoys cooking French food and traveling.

As Miss Universe, she wants to continue her awareness campaign for dental and oral care, taking her campaign all around the world. She also hopes to advocate for access to education and children’s rights.

When asked what quality makes someone confidently beautiful, Iris told us, “Beauty shines from the inside out. Be kindhearted, believe in moral values, have confidence in myself, but also admit my flaws, that is the way to work on myself and become confidently beautiful.”

6 Fun Facts About Miss Universe 2016

Iris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016! Iris was born in Lille in the Nord Pas de Calais region in northern France. Here are six fun facts about her!

1. She’s pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery. Iris is in her fifth year of pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery. As a dental student, she’s passionate about dental care. As Miss Universe, she wants to continue her awareness campaign for dental care and oral hygiene, taking it all around the world.

2. She loves extreme sports. Do you like skydiving, bungee bumping and hang gliding? Iris does! She’s a huge fan of participating in extreme sports. She says tandem skydiving over her region of northern France was an “incredible experience.”

3. She has a talent for cooking French food. Iris enjoys cooking French specialties! She says if Miss Universe had a talent portion, her talent would be cooking.

4. She was on Ninja Warrior. FranceAs a fan of extreme sports, its not too surprising Iris competed on Ninja Warrior France! However, she says the experience did leave her a little embarrassed. She slipped, fell in the cold water and was eliminated during the first round, but that obviously didn’t keep her down!

5. She’s a Beyoncé fan. Iris says her favorite song is “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé. She says her favorite movie is  Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni.

6. She loves traveling. As Miss Universe France, Iris traveled all around France and the world. In terms of miles or kilometers, Iris says she practically traveled around the world four times during her reign as Miss Universe France.

Miss Universe 2016, the 65th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 30 January 2017[a] at the Mall of Asia ArenaPasayMetro ManilaPhilippinesPia Wurtzbach of the Philippines crowned her successor Iris Mittenaere of France at the end of the event.[8][9]This is the second time in the history of the competition that the pageant skipped the entire year, following the 2014 pageant which was held in January 2015. The victory of France ended the country’s 63-year title drought, the longest in Miss Universe history. Mittenaere is the first European Miss Universe in 14 years, the last being Russia’s Oxana Fedorova who originally won in 2002 before being dethroned.









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