Ms. Iris Mittenaere is the new Miss Universe .
When she won the Miss Universe final, she became the first European (official) winner since 1990 and Miss Russia in 2002 is not counted since she resigned few months into her reign . She became only the second woman from her country to win the crown after Christiane Martel won in Miss Universe in 1953 . breaking France’s 63 year title drought. This is only the third time a French woman was among the Top 5 delegates of the Miss Universe competition, after Flora Coquerelin 2015 and Christiane Martel in 1953.
Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.
L-R ( Sushmita Sen , Dayanara Torres , Iris Mittenaere Miss Universe 2016 and Leila Lopes )
Miss Philippines ‘s representative Maria Mika Maxine Medina rounded the top 6 .
(Photo courtesy of Miss Universe, LCS and Solar Entertainment )