Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 at a press conference after being crowned Miss Universe.


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Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 at a press conference after being crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

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Iris Mittenaere Crowned Was Miss Universe.


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Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.

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Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach crowns Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 the new Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Universe : Ready to the crown


Miss Universe 2016, will be the 65th Miss Universe pageant. It will be held on January 30, 2017[a] at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event. This will be the second time in the history of the competition that the pageant will skip the entire year, following the 2014 pageant which was held in January 2015.

Crown Alert : France – Indonesia  – Venezuela – Philippines – Puerto Rico – Thailand

Miss Universe 2016/2017 Contestants Favorites : Aruba – Australia -Curacao – China – Colombia – Dominican Republic – Haiti – India – Japan – Mexico –  Nicaragua – Malaysia – Tanzania – Kenya – Argentina – USA – Vietnam.

 

 

Miss Universe : Final Photos Shot Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach


Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during her final photoshoot by Filburt Kung. Hair, Elin Nyberg. Makeup, Wendi Miyake.

 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during her final photoshoot by Filburt Kung. Hair, Elin Nyberg. Makeup, Wendi Miyake.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during her final photoshoot by Filburt Kung. Hair, Elin Nyberg. Makeup, Wendi Miyake.

 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach wearing Sherri Hill during her final photoshoot as Miss Universe with Filbert Kung

 

Miss World : World Tour


Miami

Our morning in Miami was calm. I woke up and began to get ready for an interview I had in the afternoon for Al Rojo Vivo, a news show on Telemundo. Once I was ready, I went for brunch with Julia Morley. We had a lovely meal and talked of our future plans (those are still secret, sorry!). Julia gave me great advice in preparation for my interview, and all of the future ones to come: make sure to always be yourself and speak of what you want everyone to know, you will do great!

I made my way to the Telemundo studios for the interview. Everyone greeted us at the studio with a very warm welcome. I was taken to makeup quickly for touch ups then went to the studio. The interview was about how I felt when they announced my name, my studies, and my plans for the future. It was filmed live which made the interview flew by and we were done faster than I thought! Thank you Al Rojo Vivo!

Before I left Miami for my next destination, I was able to spend some time relaxing at the beach and soaking up a little bit of sun before taking a 16+ hour flight. It was wonderful!

Hong Kong

I arrived at 5:30am, Hong Kong time, surprisingly awake and well rested. We were escorted in Hong Kong from our gate to the hotel where I checked. The airport and the hotel were all decorated so beautifully for the Chinese New Year that is coming soon. It was a beautiful and different sight to see. I took the train into the city and explored. The building and the lights were all so beautiful.

My second day in Hong Kong was more of a relaxed day. I decided to go to Victoria Peak, which is the highest or one of the highest points in all of Hong Kong and where you can see the entire city of Hong Kong. It was such a beautiful sight to see. On one side, there was the beautiful countryside where you could see the still waters and the sunset and on the other side, there was the city all the hustle and bustle of the big bright lights one tall buildings. I took many pictures and after a little shopping in the mall, I prepared for my next flight to China!

Stephanie Del Valle

 

Miss World : Miss World Arrives Home


Hospital visit

On Saturday, we went to the Auxilio Mutuo hospital where we were received by the hospital director, the medical director and the rest of their team. After a quick interview, we were taken to the department of oncology and we spent the day visiting different people around this floor. We also visited the paediatric centre where we spent time with the kids. It was so lovely to see them and talk to them. This was a great experience and a new experience for me because I had worked with children before but I had never gone to the hospital to spend time with these illnesses. To see the patients so positive, inviting and filled with so much hope and faith really moved me and has definitely motivated me to see what’s next to come for the rest of the year.

The Hospital’s philosophy for the patients recovering from cancer is “Mission feel better”. Mrs Morley told the director that she was going to do a donation of 10 000£ to help the hospital and to fulfil their needs.

Gala

After our visit to the hospital, we had a relaxing afternoon to get ready for a charity gala. This charity gala was held at the ‘Centro de Recepciones del Gobierno de Puerto Rico (Antiguo Casino)’ where people who have been part of my journey joined us. I wore a beautiful red dress made by the designer Carlos Alberto who also designed my dress for the final night. So many people attended and what warmed my heart was that the majority of the people at the event were people who have been with me since day one, who have been part of this journey and have impacted my life. I have friends from school, family, different teachers and mentors that have been with me throughout this whole process. After dinner, there was music because you can’t have a good party without music and this was a moment where I was able to spend some time with all my supports who came to celebrate this triumph together.

Church

On Sunday, we went to mass at the San Juan Cathedral, a place that is very special to me since it is where I was baptized and where I performed with the San Juan Children’s Choir multiple times. It was very important for me to go to this mass because it gave me the proper opportunity to give thanks to God for having helped me achieve this goal and for allowing me to bring so much joy and hope to Puerto Rico and the Latino community worldwide. The mass was dedicated to Peace that day and ended with a ceremony of releasing doves. What a beautiful sight to see and a beautiful moment to share with my family and friends that were there.

Farewell

Now, it was time to go. I said goodbye to my friends that had accompanied me at the mass with tears running down my face. They all had mixed expressions on their faces, proud of me and happy for me yet sad to see me go. Then my family and I left for one last meal together before I departed to this new adventure.

Stephanie Del Valle