Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowned by the outgoing winner Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, amidst much applause.
In the final round, the three finalists were asked by the judges to talk about what they’ve learnt from their past failures in life.
“I’ve failed several times in my life,” Mittenaere said. “(But) when you fail, you have to be elevated and you have to try again and keep going … I have failed before but for me this is the great first opportunity.”
Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.
Congrats to the new Queens
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