Meet the Newly Crowned Miss Universe, France's Iris Mittenaere

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Say "bonjour" to the recently crowned Miss Universe 2017, Miss France Iris Mittenaere.

The stunning Parisian received the world's highest pageantry honors last night, with competitors Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar taking the contest's first and second runner-up positions, respectively. 

Mittenaire, a 24-year-old dentistry student from Northern France, plans to use her new Miss Universe status to campaign for dental and oral hygiene on a global scale. 

We aren't sure exactly sure of the judge's criteria, but given Mittenaire's alluring eyes and all-around gorgeous looks, we think she makes a wonderful successor to past Miss Universe winners. 

That said, there was an abundance of head-turning semifinalists to choose from. Check them out in the gallery above.