France Crowned Miss Universe 2017
Steve Harvey once again hosted the Miss Universe pageant held in Manila, Philippines. During the presentation he asked how the people of Columbia felt about him to which the contestant jokingly replied “People hate you”. The exchange was in response to last year’s pageant where Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Columbia as the winner and had to hand her crown over to Miss Philippines on stage.
This year’s title went to Iris Mittenaere of France. The 24-year-old beauty queen is studying to become a dental surgeon. Advocating for dental and oral hygiene will be part of her agenda as Miss Universe. “I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed,” Mittenaere stated. She went on to say, “Miss Universe was a dream, every girl wants to be Miss Universe… I want to help people, I want to understand people, I want to meet people, that’s why this is a dream for me.”
Rounding out the top three included Raquel Pelissier of Haiti who was the first runner-up, and Andrea Tovar of Colombia who placed second runner-up.