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IN PHOTOS: Miss France’s journey to Miss Universe crown

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IN PHOTOS: Miss France’s journey to Miss Universe crown

/ 01:06 PM January 30, 2017

Iris Mittenaere of France was crowned the 65th Miss Universe on Monday in Manila, beating other heavily favored candidates to win the prestigious beauty title.

Mittenaere participated in prepageant activities throughout the Philippines and hurdled preliminary long gown and swimsuit competitions, interviews, and the national costume show. She succeeded the host country’s Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

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Here’s a look back at the newly crowned Miss Universe’s journey to her coronation. All photos are from the Miss Universe Organization. YG/IDL/rga

Miss France

Miss France before her arrival in Manila for the Miss Universe pageant. Screengrab from Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram account

Miss France

Miss France during the candidates’ first photoshoot in Manila. Screengrab from Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram account

Miss France

Miss France at Jpark Resort and Waterpark in Cebu. Screengrab from Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram account

Miss France, Miss Israel, Pia Wurtzbach

Miss France with Miss Israel and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Screengrab from Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram account

Miss France

Miss France and other Miss Universe candidates fly to Baguio for a prepageant activity. Screengrab from Iris Mittinaere’s Instagram account

Miss France

Miss France join a feeding program for orphans at a local fast food chain. Screengrab from Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram account

Miss France swimwear

Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 competes on stage as a top 13 finalist in Yamamay swimwear and Chinese Laundry shoes during 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 contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

65th Miss Universe Competition

Miss Universe France, Iris Mittenaere backstage during the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines to see who will become Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

65th Miss Universe Competition

Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 debuts her National Costume on stage at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines to see who will become Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

65th Miss Universe Competition

Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill and footwear by Chinese Laundry during the opening of the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines to see who will become Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

France gown

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 competes on stage in her evening gown during the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

France swimsuit

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 competes on stage in Yamamay swimwear featuring footwear by Chinese Laundry during the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017.HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Sal Garcia, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2016; Barbara Filipovic, Miss Universe Croatia 2016; Christina Mikkelsen, Miss Universe Denmark 2016; Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016; Erika Creque, Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2016; Rebecca Rath, Miss Belize 2016; Luisa Baptista, Miss Universe Angola 2016; and Raissa Santana, Miss Universe Brazil 2016; on the red carpet before The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Sal Garcia, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2016; Barbara Filipovic, Miss Universe Croatia 2016; Christina Mikkelsen, Miss Universe Denmark 2016; Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016; Erika Creque, Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2016; Rebecca Rath, Miss Belize 2016; Luisa Baptista, Miss Universe Angola 2016; and Raissa Santana, Miss Universe Brazil 2016; on the red carpet before The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

France backstage

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 backstage during 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. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

France top 13

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 is announced as a top 13 finalist in Sherri Hill fashion and Chinese Laundry shoes during The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss france

Iris Mittenaere, Miss 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.

65th Miss Universe Competition

Iris Mittenaere, Miss 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.

65th Miss Universe Competition

Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach crowns Iris Mittenaere, Miss 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.

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