Stunning Iris Mittenaere from France was elected as the winner of Miss Universe 2016. The finale was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, the Philippines. Iris Mittenaere battled out 85 other delegates to claim the title of Miss Universe 2016. 22-year-old Iris hails from the city of Lille,she is fifth year Dentistry student at University of Lile. Daughter of two teachers, she completed her schooling from Steenvoorde. She enjoys dancing,gymnastics, theater and riding. France wins their second Miss Universe crown after 1953 when Christiane Martel won the first crown for her country. The finale of Miss Universe 2016 was once again hosted by Steve Harvey along with Ashley Graham in backstage. The judging pane included former Miss Universe alumni like Sushmita Sen (1994), Dayanara Torres (1993), Leila Lopes (2011)
Iris Mittenaere was a hot favourite to win the crown from the beginning. She would our Top bet in our final hotpicks. She was also our pick in Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, Most Beautiful Face. At the same event, Raquel Pélissier from Haiti finished as 1st-runner up while Andrea Tovar from Colombia finished as second runner-up.
Htet Htet Htun from Myanmar was declared as the winner of Best in National Costume. She was also one of our Top 5 picks in Best in National Costume.
Winner: Iris Mittenaere, France
1st Runner-up: Raquel Pélissier, Haiti
2nd Runner-up: Andrea Tovar, Colombia
France, Kenya, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand, France
USA, Thailand, France, Mexico, Kenya, Colombia, Canada, Haiti, Philippines
PS:*Was selected through global fan vote
Credits: Miss Universe Facebook Page.