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.

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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. 

This moment … thank you @piawurtzbach ❤️ You are an amazing woman … thank you for everything ❤️

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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. 

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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.