Miss Universe 2016 was held at the (MOA) Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines on January 30, 2017 and it is the 65th Miss Universe. This is the second instances in the history Miss Universe competition that the show skipped an entire year, going after the 2014 competition in January 2015. The success of France is considered the longest in the history of Miss Universe and ended the country’s 63-year long title drought. Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 from the Philippines placed the crown to her successor from France, Iris Mittenaere. Mittenaere is the second Miss France to win as Miss Universe and the initial European to be capped Miss Universe after 14 years, since the last was Oxana Fedorova in 2002.
Iris Mittenaere, the crowned Miss Universe 2016 is a brunette beauty from the local land of Lille, a city in Northern France. Mittenaere is a 24-year-old lady who was born on January 25, 1993 and celebrated it during the opening stages in the competition, marking the event with a cake. After graduating from school, she goes back to Lille, where she went to the Lille 2, an Institution of Health and Law, and studies dentistry. She has intentions on turning to be a dental surgeon someday. She has this high devotion of interest for oral hygiene and her platform during the competition has been promoting dental conditions. She is presently working towards a dental surgery degree, and with the movie star smile on her face, she is an all in all, a walking advertisement. She also has her passion for cooking and often posts videos and photos about her culinary designs with her Instagram account.
During the Question and Answer session in the competition, Mittenaere admired France exposed borders and refugee people, saying “In France, we wanted to take part in the most international or globalization that we can, we wanted to take part in the largest trade of inhabitants that we can, maybe sometime that will change, but today we have unlock borders. Having the open borders permits us to tour more throughout the world and to discover out more concerning what is out there, in our world.” she disclosed to the judges. She has the strong visions on colonization and made them identified throughout the competition.
The new Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere gives her initial press conference right after her success in the beauty contest and says: “This is every girl’s dream”.