This feature is on the four women who won the biggest titles of 2016. This would be the last time I will be doing a #funart feature on them as the international pageant season is almost upon us.
Miss Earth 2016 – Katherine Espin
Miss International 2016 – Kylie Verzosa
Miss Universe – Iris Mittenaere
Miss World – Stephanie del Valle
For those that have followed their journey, who do you think had the most memorable reign?
Who says Iris Mittenaere’s reign as MissUniverse isn’t exciting!
Ladies and gentlemen, look at these photos of the reigning Miss Universe walking the catwalks of Paris for designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Iris modeled two looks of the designer’s Fall/Winter 2017 Haute Couture show! It’s Paris Haute Couture this week (July 2 to July 6) following the Menswear Fashion Week in Milan.
Earlier in the year, Iris wore a Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture original at the Cannes Film Festival. Here’s another trivia for you, Jean Paul Gaultier used to work in Manila back in the 70’s for Cardin and it is here where he learned how to speak English!
The show took place at the 325 rue Saint-Martin in the third arrondissement of Paris, the headquarters of the world-famous designer. Famous French personalities such as Carla Bruni, Flora Coquerel, Sylvie Tellier, Catherine Deneuve, and Anggun attended.
With the recent news that finally clarifies why Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere been wearing the Diamond Nexus Crown on photoshoots and other public appearances, will we be seeing a new Miss Universe crown this 2017?
According to a news report by Reuters.com:
The producer of the Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday sued the Czech company hired to make the winners’ iconic crowns, saying it kept touting its association with the pageant even after it breached its 10-year sponsorship agreement…IMG Universe said it canceled Diamonds International Corp’s (DIC) contract last August after financial problems caused the Prague-based company to miss two required payments…DIC nonetheless kept advertising its ties to the pageant, including on its website where it displayed its logo atop the Miss Universe name…
If such is the case then the DIC crown could be replaced if the lawsuit isn’t settled.
So far only three Miss Universe winners were crowned with the DIC crown which first garnered flak from pageant fans for its design touting its nickname “the French Fries Crown”. As of now we cannot speculate whether the DIC crowns would still be of use following the 10-year agreement. All of this would be settled when IMG and DIC is able to clear it out in court…
But if you ask us, will a new crown be possible? Yes, but it might not be likely unless a new crown-maker pops up. Takers anyone?
Earlier this March (before coming home to her Paris homecoming), Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere traveled to Bali, Indonesia to shoot her YOU.C1000 Vitamin Drink commercial.
The 5’8″ French beauty comes in a long line of reigning Miss Universe titleholders who traveled to Indonesia for this endorsement. Previous Miss Universe winners like Olivia Culpo, Paulina Vega, Dayana Mendoza and Pia Wurtzbach were all able to go visit Bali to shoot a commercial for the drink…
Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere is coming home to France! And we got her unofficial homecoming schedule!
Reigning Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere is coming home to her native France on March 16 to the 21st. The 5’9″ French beauty will be coming home to Paris after spending several months abroad. This would be her first time to come home after she flew for the Miss Universe competition in Manila earlier last January.
Below is her unofficial Homecoming Schedule:
March 16 – PARIS, Arrival at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport
March 17 to 18 – PARIS, Press conference at the Hôtel Marignan Champs Elysées; a Big Media Tour follows shortly with several television guestings
March 19 – LILLE, Homecoming in Lille (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) her native town
March 20 – PARIS, Charity Gala for “Les Bonnes Fées” at the Hôtel d’Évreux
The Miss France Organization, headed by Sylvie Tellier (also a former Miss France titleholder) has planned a meeting with the French President François Hollande in a yet to be confirmed date. No news yet is available on Iris’ going back to New York to continue her duties…
Earlier in January, I have published the 12 countries who had the most number of wins in four of the biggest pageants in the planet: Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss World. With France winning the Miss Universe title, it jumped from 21st place to #15…
Here below are the current ranking:
15. France – 4 titles and 14 runners up
14. Finland – 4 titles and 28 runners up
13. Argentina – 5 titles and 7 runners up
12. Germany – 5 titles and 14 runners up
11. Spain – 5 titles and 17 runners up
10. Colombia – 5 titles and 24 runners up. Had Michelle Gomez won Miss Earth or Andrea Tovar in Miss Universe, Colombia would have ranked 9th overall.
9. Sweden – 6 titles and 14 runners up
8. Brazil – 6 titles and 37 runners up
7. United Kingdom – 7 titles and 20 runners up
6. Australia – 7 wins and 24 runners up.
5. India – 8 titles and 15 runners up
4. Puerto Rico – 9 titles and 11 runners up
3. Philippines – 13 titles and 21 runners up
2. USA – 14 titles and 59 runners up
1. Venezuela – 22 titles and 41 runners up. Despite not placing in three of the international pageants this year and just a runner up placement courtesy of Stephanie de Zorzi, they are still far ahead in the ranking.