Miss France Iris Mittenaere Wins Miss Universe Crown

MANILA (Reuters) - A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown on Monday, in a three-hour show in the Philippine capital that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 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.

“I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed,” said Mittenaere, who had been described on the...

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