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Miss Universe 2017: Miss France Iris Mittenaere wins the crown

Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 30, 2017 17:58 IST
Miss France Iris Mittenaere waves after being declared winner in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Manila.
Miss France Iris Mittenaere waves after being declared winner in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Manila.(REUTERS)

A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown in a three-hour show in Manila on Monday that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 other hopefuls from all over the world.

Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines.

Pia Wurtzbach places the Miss Universe crown on Miss France Iris Mittenaere. (REUTERS)

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier is first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was declared second runner-up.