Why did Miss France Iris Mittenaere win Miss Universe 2016?
Miss Universe winners, Dayanara Torres and Sushmita Sen might have the best answers for the question.
Dayanara and Sushmita were also two of the judges at the Miss Universe 2016 grand coronation last January 30.
Dayanara won Miss Universe in 1993, and she relinquished the crown to Sushmita the following year 1994.
Dayanara pointed out the quality that made Miss France stand out during the competition.
Iris’ personality had a whole lot to do with it, the Puerto Rican beauty said.
She also stressed that she and the other judges were looking for a beauty queen who will represent the Miss Universe Organization.
They want to find a person that is accessible and not just a robot or the one with an attitude.
The beauty queen must somebody that’s more human and who’s going to touch other people because when she talks, people are going to listen.
On the other hand, Sushmita, was impressed by the 24-year-old French beauty queen’s very personal answer in the final question-and-answer portion.
The Top 3 finalists—Miss France, Miss Haiti Raquel Pellisier, and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar—were asked about the biggest failure they had in their life and what lesson they learned from that experience.
Miss France related her failed first try to get in a medical school.
Sen said that Iris instantly became her top pick because she gave a very specific and very lovely answer.
The first Miss Universe from India also noted, Miss France had this incredible accent.
‘She couldn’t speak English properly but they liked the fact that she expressed herself very well, she answered the question directly and the fact that she is a new role model for women who are beautiful.’
When asked for an advice for the newly-crowned Miss Universe, Sushmita replied, ‘Keep it real. There will be a lot of pressure to become a ‘Barbie doll.’
People love beauty that is approachable and that can impact lives and inspire people for a very long time.’
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