Miss Universe 2016

French dentist wins Miss U crown
By Earl D.C. Bracamonte

Iris Mittenaere of France was named the 65th Miss Universe, besting 85 other hopefuls at the close of glitzy rites inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.

Raquel Pellisiere of Haiti and Andrea Tovar of Colombia won as 1st and 2nd runners up, respectively.

Myanmar won Best National Costume.
Completing the Top 13 were the delegates from Indonesia, Panama, Peru, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Canada, Kenya, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Former titlists Dayanara Torres (1993), Sushmita Sen (1994), and Leila Lopes (2011) were among the judges.

Metenaere is France's 2nd title holder after Christiane Martel won the crown in 1953.

Hosted by Steve Harvey, the 65th Miss Universe coronation rites was beamed live from the Philippines through the TV5/ABS-CBN/GMA and Solar local networks and the Fox channels, globally.


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