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Miss Universe 2017: Steve Harvey Crowns the (Correct) Winner

If you tuned into the Miss Universe competition on Sunday hoping that host Steve Harvey might, well, pull a Steve Harvey, you’re probably wishing you could get the last three hours of your life back.

But for pageant purists — those special individuals who believe a woman’s worth is valued, even partially, by how she looks in a swimsuits — it was a magnificent evening, full of sights and sounds and… did I already mention the bikinis?

Hosted once again by the mustachio’d king of Family Feud, this year’s ceremony featured musical performances from Flo Rida and Boyz II Men. The panel of judges included The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey, Paper magazine’s Mickey Boardman and producer Francine LeFrak, as well as Miss Universes 2011, 1994 and 1993.

Now for why you really came here: the winner! Though all 86 international hopefuls gave the competition their best shot, there can only be one Miss Universe — well, one at a time, anyway — and the latest is… Miss France, Iris Mittenaere. (The second runner-up was Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, while second place went to Miss Haiti, Raquel Pélissier.)

Watch Miss France — excuse me, Miss Universe — receive her new title below:

Your thoughts on the new Miss Universe? This year’s pageant in general? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.

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16 Comments
  1. Daya says:

    I consider France to be one of the underdogs in this competition (i.e. not one of the countries we see up there from year to year), so I’m both surprised and pleased at this win.

  2. ErciErcira Dominguez says:

    Buen certamen, aunque me hubiera gustado ganara Haiti

  3. Ercira Dominguez says:

    Es justo que ganen los países pequeños ¿no?

  4. fernando933 says:

    Haiti should have won.

  5. Mitsotakis says:

    Not a “beauty” pageant based on what I’m seeing.

  6. zen says:

    zen: congratulations miss France you are my bet from the start i saw you on your long gown you portrait elegantly you deserved the crown keep it up. teach the world how to maintain proper dental hygiene. go go go with your advocacy

  7. Alejo says:

    What is d most significant for d last ten yrs in your life. Not bad actually now how can we give more deeper neaning

  8. Chuck says:

    If she won based on her answers, then she won under false pretenses because the interpreter was less than accurate to what she was saying, particularly the question about borders. The interpreter made it sound like she was saying France was wonderful because of their open borders but what she actually said was if France wants closed borders that is their option to do so. And in her question about if she had ever failed, she talked about failing in her medical studies but the interpreter also never said any of that, and what he did say didn’t make any sense. You could tell by the look on Steve Harvey’s face that none of it made any sense. And Miss Kenya got screwed with that stupid Trump question. I’m sure she’s been too busy the past week to really know anything about Trump’s first week in office.

    • Anna says:

      She said “j’ai cru échouer pendant ma 1ère année de médecine” which means “I thought I failed during my first year of medical school”. There was nothing wrong with Steve Harvey’s look.

  9. Maxie says:

    I love Miss France. Elegant , classy and very down to earth. Her gown was spectacular. Viva La France

  10. Lisa says:

    Colombia and Haiti were absolutely stunning. But as always global politics prevail…

  11. Johanne says:

    I have a question. Is it true that the winner always host the next competition? Or is the hosting country a different selection?

  12. Steinlager says:

    I’ve seen many Miss Universe pageants over the years but I don’t remember a year in which there were as many stupid questions or as many “answers” which actually didn’t have anything to do with the original question. Miss France was not the most beautiful woman in the final but she was the only one who actually comprehended the questions and gave relevant answers, so she deserved to win. The others did nothing to dispel the image of beauty queens being dumb.

  13. Raul Sebastian A. Laman says:

    Just curious, why Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, is considered Miss Universe for the year 2016 when she was crowned early in 2017? She’ll be serving the year 2017, therefore, her term should be Miss Universe 2017!!! Makes sense?