At the end of a grand three hour show held in the capital of Philippines to choose the new Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, a 24 year old dental student from Paris, France was crowned as the Miss Universe 2017.
Mittenaere said “I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed,” after winning the 65th edition of the annual international pageant.
She went on to say “Miss Universe was a dream, every girl wants to be Miss Universe…the stage is amazing, everything is amazing”.
She also added: “I want to help people, I want to understand people, I want to meet people, that’s why this is a dream for me.”
Raquel Pelissier of Haiti was adjudged as the first runner-up, while Andrea Tovar of Colombia was placed as second runner-up.
See images below of the crowning moment.