France takes the Crown, PH lands at top 6

By , on January 29, 2017


23 year old dentistry student Iris Mittenaere (Ms. France) is the new Miss Universe. (photo courtesy Miss Universe Organizatition)
23 year old dentistry student Iris Mittenaere (Ms. France) is the new Miss Universe. (Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Organization)

MANILA – Iris Mittenaere, Ms. France is the new Ms. Universe.

Eighty-six women competed for the prestigious title in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Monday.

The competition went down thirteen candidates then to nine for the evening gown competition, six for the question and answer and then the final three.

France, Kenya, Colombia, the Philippines, Thailand and Haiti made it to the top six.

The top six were asked questions predominantly about world politics and international relations. And the top three picks were France, Colombia and Haiti where they answered one single question.

“Name something over the course of your life that you failed at and tell us what you learned from the experience?”

Colombia discussed error on judgement, while France talked about missed opportunities while Haiti talked about her experience surviving the devastating earthquake that hit the country.

Iris Mitternaere is the second title holder from France following Christiane Martel who won in 1953.