Her name is Iris Mittenaere. She is Miss France, and now, Miss Universe, and her surprising background is as incredible as her beauty. Some of these facts about Iris Mitenaere are simply amazing.
#5 – Miss France has not won the Miss Universe Pageant in decades. An 18-year-old French girl named Christiane Martel was named the winner in 1953. Iris Mittenaere is 23-years-old.
#4 – The new Miss Universe is taking over for Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach. Wurtzbach teased host Steve Harvey throughout the pageant about his famous error during last year’s announcement. When the time came for Harvey to announce the new winner, Wurtzbach gave him a large pair of reading glasses.
#3 – The new Miss Universe commented about “keeping borders open” during the question/response portion of the Pageant.
“In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can.”
Many were not impressed with her comment.
#2 – Mittenaere loves to cook. According to her bio:
Mittenaere has always been fond of extreme sports, travelling the world and cooking new French dishes. Fresh, funny and caring is how she would best describe herself. She enjoys making others happy, especially when volunteering at Bienvenue-Tongasoa and Les Bonnes Fées. Mittenaere is honored to be representing France in the upcoming Miss Universe competition.
#1 – She is studying to be a dentist! As a believer in the importance of oral hygiene, Mittenaere has been studying dental surgery for the last five years. This girl is a keeper.
Take a look at Miss Universe’s astounding Instagram account: