There are three Miss Universe finalists — Miss France Iris Mittenaere, Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar.
The honors goes to Miss France Iris Mittenaere, with Pelissier named the competition’s first runner-up and Tovar the second-runner-up.
Mittenaere, 24, is currently stuying a degree in dental surgery.
She plans to use her Miss Universe platform to advocate for dental and oral hygiene.
During the competition’s Q&A session, Mittenaere praised France’s open borders and refugee population. They have the most globalization that they want to have the biggest exchange of people that they can have.
Miss France has the beauty, grace, confidence and intelligence. These are some of her qualities that make her the winner.
The competition’s other two runners-up also made impressions on the judges. Pelissier, 24, told the audience how surviving the 2010 Haiti earthquake made her a more resilient person.
And earlier in the night, Andrea Tovar (Miss Columbia), 23, provided the night’s most humorous moment, joking about host Steve Harvey’s slip-up during last year’s Miss Universe competition, when he mistakenly declared Colombia the winner instead of Miss Philippines.
During last year’s event, Colombian beauty Ariadna Gutierrez was crowned as the winner of the prestigious pageant by host Steve Harvey, only to learn — along with the rest of the world — of his massive mistake.
Miss Columbia spent two entire minutes as Miss Universe 2015, before being stripped of the crown in front of the entire world.