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VIDEO: Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned Miss Universe 2016


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MANILA, Philippines - Miss France Iris Mittenaere is the new Miss Universe!

Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned Miss Universe 2016
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach crowned the new Miss Universe, Miss France!
This was announced by the controversial host Steve Harvey during the 65th Miss Universe pageant on Monday, January 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

WATCH: Miss Universe 2016 announcement and crowning moment (video courtesy of Miss Universe on Facebook)


In the Question and Answer portion, Mittenaere, who has toppled 85 other candidates, praised France's open borders and refugee population.

"In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can," the 24-year-old told the judges.

Miss France made history as she snaps the 64 year title drought, to take home France's second MissUniverse crown.

Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was named second-runner while Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was the competition's first runner-up.

The competition's top 13 finalists were Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Phillippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti, Thailand and Miss USA Deshauna Barber.

Philippine bet Maxine Medina finished the competition joining Top 6.

In the Q&A, Medina was asked: "What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years?"

"The last 10 years of being here in the world is that I saw all the people being in one event like this in and it's something big to us that we are one, as one nation, we are all together," Medina answered in the English language despite having an interpreter.

Medina, a model and interior designer, is supposed to get a back-to-back victory even as the pageant is held in her home country.

Her predecessor, Filipina-German Pia Wurtzbach, was crowned Miss Universe in 2015.

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