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    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
    • Sparkling Stars of the Universe Shine Bright in Philippines
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    Miss Universe contestant Iris Mittenaere (right) of France is crowned the new 2017 winner by former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines (left) during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena in in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, on January 30, 2017.

    Fortune smiled on Miss France: Iris Mittenaere, a 24 year-old dental student from Lille, has just been crowned Miss Universe, securing victory over the 85 other contestants in the final of the 65th ceremony of the world famous beauty pageant.

    The Miss Universe 2016 coronation took place on January 30, 2017, at the Mall of Asia, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, this time without dramatic mix-ups. Iris Mittenaere of France received the crown from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, while Raquel Pelissier of Haiti and Andrea Tovar of Colombia became the first and second runners-up respectively.

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