Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowned Miss Universe 2016.
In the pageant’s finals held January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, Mittenaere bested 85 equally beautiful ladies to get the most coveted Miss Universe crown. She succeeded The Philippines very own Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and got the chance to be the 4th (technically) woman to wear the Miss Universe DIC crown.
Joining Mittenaere in the winning circle were Miss Haiti Racquel Pellisier who was named 1st runner-up and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar as 2nd runner-up.
Hosted again by the in-famous Steve Harvey, the show started with a performance from Florida. From there the top 13 was chosen who advanced to the swimsuit competition. And from 13, 9 ladies were chosen for the evening gown competition. The top 9 includes Miss USA, Miss Thailand, Miss France, Miss Mexico, Miss Kenya, Miss Colombia, Miss Canada, Miss Haiti, and Miss Philippines. After the long gown, 6 advanced to the question and answer round where the top 3 will be chosen.
Unfortunately Philippines bet Maxine Medina ended her Miss Universe quest in the top 6. She didn’t duplicate the success of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wutzbach but tied the feat of Miss Universe Philippines 1994 Charlene Gonzales who also ended her quest in the top 6.
Meanwhile, here’s the complete list of winners of Miss Universe 2016.
1. Miss Kenya
2. Miss Indonesia
3. Miss USA
4. Miss Mexico
5. Miss Peru
6. Miss Panama
7. Miss Colombia
8. Miss Philippines
9. Miss Canada
8.Miss Haiti, and
5.Miss Thailand, and
Miss Colombia – 2nd runner-up
Miss Haiti – 1st Runner-up
Miss France – Miss Universe 2016