Miss France Iris Mittenaere, a 24-year-old dental surgery student was crowned the new Miss Universe in the annual pageant held in the Philippines. Iris belongs from a small town in the northern France. She defeated 85 beautiful women across the world and took the Miss Universe crown home. This year the pageant also changed its format—they got votes online from the Miss Universe app and Twitter and decided to have 13 finalists instead of 12.
The winner Iris, was seen shining in glory in an all-sequin gold gown and during the final questions, Iris boldly discussed France's open borders and refugees.