France’s Iris Mittenaere was Crowned Miss Universe on Monday.
Iris edged out Miss Haiti who was the first runner-up and Miss Colombia the second runner-up in the race.
She is a 24-year-old dental surgery student from Lille, France. She made her way leaving behind 85 world’s most beautiful women at the event in the Philippines which was scheduled for prime time viewing in The US.
The show was free from last year’s dramatic mix-up but had a dash of Political controversy and the finalists spoke out on the refugee crisis and other global issues. In the final question round, Miss France highlighted the benefits of open borders when asked about the global refugee crisis.
In the final question round, Miss France highlighted the benefits of open borders when asked about the global refugee crisis.
She said, “In France, we want to have the most globalisation that we can. We want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. Maybe someday that will change but now we have open borders. Having open borders allows us to travel more through the world and to find out more about what’s out there in the world.”
Another Finalist, Miss Kenya said Donald Trump’s presidency “may not have been the choice of many people” and divided the United States. She also said in support of Previous US president Barack Obama. “I feel once he took up his position, he was able to unify the entire nation,” said Mary Esther Were.