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Miss France Iris Mittenaere as new Miss Universe draws mixed reactions

Miss France Iris Mittenaere as new Miss Universe draws mixed reactions

Mittenaere is studying to become a dentist in Paris. She's now a student at University and plans on being a dental surgeon when school is over.

Neal Alday, an art student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, uploaded on social media his painting of Pia Wurtzbach and Maxine Medina after Medina fell short in the Miss Universe competition on Monday. The Continent hadn't seen a hometown victor since Amparo Muñoz of Spain was crowned in 1974.

Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 natural disaster that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up. All six contestants gave at least a nod to coming together and getting along.

Miss Kenya, another finalist, said Donald Trump's presidency "may not have been the choice of many people" and divided the United States. "Listen to me sir, this has got to be right, okay?" he quipped. Mittenaere left the decision about refugees up to each nation. Miss France then said: "I think my translator is very good; I don't want to say that". In France we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. "In Europe we have open borders".

"Having open borders allows us to travel more to the world and to find out more about what's out there in the world". "To err is human", said gracefully Tovar, who ended up in the third place.

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When it came time to announce the victor, there was a lighthearted acknowledgment of the bad gaffe Harvey made in 2015.

Iris Mittenaere from the small town of Lille in northern France said 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 victor among the field of 86 contestants.

As Harvey went to open the envelope this time around, Wurtzbach tapped him lightly on the shoulder and handed him his reading glasses. "Thank you, Pia", he said. However, with the pageant now back on in late January for the first time in two year, the ratings took a bit of a hit on Fox.


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