Miss France Iris Mittenaere is the new Miss Universe.

The 24-year-old dental surgery student beat 12 other finalists to take the crown at the annual pageant held on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manilla, Philippines.

First and second runner-ups were Miss Haiti (Raquel Pelissier) and Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar).

The top finalists hailed from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Phillippines, Thailand and the U.S.

Decked out in a gold-sequined gown, Iris will be campaigning for dental and oral care throughout her reign.


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