Manila, Philippines (Web Desk): Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned as 65th Miss Universe by former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines during the Miss Universe pageant 2017 in Manila on January 30.
Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier named as competition's first runner-up and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar the second-runner-up.
Iris Mittenaere, 24, is a Parisian native, a dental surgery student from Lille in the north of France , beat 85 of the world´s most beautiful women at the event in the Philippines. She plans to use her Miss Universe platform to advocate for dental and oral hygiene.
In the final question round, Miss France highlighted the benefits of open borders when asked about the global refugee crisis.
Mittenaere said, "In France we want to have the most globalisation that we can. We want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. Maybe someday that will change but now we have open borders."
"Having open borders allows us to travel more through the world and to find out more about what´s out there in the world."
Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines won last year following a major blunder in which the host -- Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey -- mistakenly awarded the title to Miss Colombia.
Harvey corrected the error minutes later, apologising on air to Wurtzbach and Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez.