Miss France is the new Miss Universe
London [UK], Jan. 30 (ANI): Beating out women from around the world, Iris Mittenaere, a 23-year-old dental student from France, has been crowned the winner of the 65th Miss Universe competition held this year in the Philippines.
Mittenaere from the small town of Lille in northern France said on Monday, in reply to a final question from pageant host Steve Harvey that she would be honored if she just landed among the three finalists, but was visibly stunned when she was announced the winner among the field of 86 contestants, reports the Daily Mail.
Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.
Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has been part of the panel of judges who decided the winner.(ANI)