Miss Universe: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Iris Mittenaere

The Miss France 2016 winner has just shot to fame – but what do people need to know about her?

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Miss Universe The 2017 champion Image Getty

So it’s official: Iris Mittenaere is Miss Universe 2017 after coming through a highly-competitive field to take the crown.

But what do fans really need to know about the 24-year-old Paris native who came into the competition as the reign Miss France? Here are a few things for starters.


1

She’s Into Oral…Hygiene

The 24-year-old, who already has a science degree from lycee, has dreams to become a dentist, having taken up a course at the Lille 2 University of Health And Law.

2

She’s got strong views on immigration

Quizzed on her homeland’s open border immigration policy during the Miss Universe Q&A, Mittenaere offered up the following: “In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can.”

3

She’s a foodie at heart

Bon appétit 😀😋 #missfrance #pizza #italia #picofthenight

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Mittenaere has retained a passion for all things cuisine, often posting images of her latest culinary treat and even sharing a snap of herself alongside one rather large pizza. Yum.

4

She Loves Sport…Maybe

In news that will no doubt be music to much of the male population, it would appear that the 24-year-old is more than happy to watch a bit of sport now and again, having shown her support for France at Euro 2016. Viva Les Bleus!

5

She Uses Her Power For Good

When she’s not busy posting some seriously striking images online, Mittenaere actively campaigns on the issues that matter, like posting a message of support on World Aids Day. Heroine.

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