A 23-year-old dental student from France, Iris Mittenaere has won the Miss Universe crown in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

About Miss Universe Title
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization.  Along with its rival contests, Miss World and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the most important and publicized beauty pageants in the world. It is held in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually. The pageant was founded in 1952 by the California-based clothing company Pacific Knitting Mills, and the Miss Universe Organization.