Iris Mittenaere

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Iris Mittenaere

Iris Mittenaere (born 25 January 1993) is a French runway model and the winner of the beauty pageant Miss Universe 2016 on 30 January 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Mittenaere was born on 25 January 1993 in Lille, to Yves Mittenaere, a professor of history and geography, and Laurence Druart, a schoolteacher and lecturer. She has a brother, sister, and half-sister. Her parents separated when she was three years old.[1]

Mittenaere attended school in Steenvoorde, where she lived with her mother.[1] In 2011, she graduated lycée with a degree in science. After graduating, she moved back to Lille, where she attended Lille 2 University of Health and Law, studying dentistry. She plans on becoming a dental surgeon after graduating.[2]

Pageantry[change | change source]

Miss France 2016[change | change source]

After winning the Miss Flandre title in Bailleul,[2] Mittenaere entered the Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2015 pageant in Orchies, which she won.[3] Mittenaere represented Nord-Pas-de-Calais at the Miss France 2016 pageant. On 19 December 2015, she was crowned Miss France by Miss France 2015 Camille Cerf in Lille.[4]

Miss Universe 2016[change | change source]

She competed in Miss Universe 2016 where she succeeded Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.[5]. The last European titleholder to complete her year as Miss Universe was Miss Universe 1990 Mona Grudt of Norway.[6]

Personal life[change | change source]

Mittenaere is in a relationship with fellow dentistry student Matthieu Declercq.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Iris Mittenaere". gala.fr (in French). Retrieved 15 March. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bailleul : la Steenvoordoise Iris Mittenaere a été élue Miss Flandre 2015". lavoixdunord.fr (in French). 15 March 2017.
  3. "Steenvoorde : la Flamande Iris Mittenaere élue miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais". lavoixdunord.fr (in French). 16 March 2017.
  4. "Meet Miss France 2016". France 24. 15 March 2017.
  5. Mehta, Ankita. "Miss Universe 2016 winner is Miss France Iris Mittenaere". ibtimes. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. "Miss France Iris Mittenaere Crowned Miss Universe 2017!". etonline.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. Tantiangco, Aya (15 March 2017). "Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere addresses girlfriend rumors". GMA Network. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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