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    Miss France Crowned Miss Universe in Philippines



    MANILA —
    A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

    Iris Mittenaere from the small town of Lille in northern France said in reply to a final question from pageant host Steve Harvey that she would be honored if she just landed among the three finalists, but was visibly stunned when she was announced the winner among the field of 86 contestants.

    Mittenaere was speechless and put her hands on her face as the outgoing winner from the Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, crowned her as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause at the packed Mall of Asia Arena by Manila Bay. In her profile, she said she would “advocate for dental and oral hygiene” if she takes home the crown.

    In the final question to the top three finalists, the candidate were asked to cite a failure in their life and explain what they learned from the debacle.

    “I've failed several times in my life,” Mittenaere said without elaborating but added that “when you fail, you have to be elevated and you have to try again and keep going ... I have failed before but for me this is the great first opportunity.”

    Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.

    “I survived the earthquake,” Pelissier said in reply to the same question, citing the quake the Haiti government estimated to have killed more than 300,000 people and displaced more than 1.5 million others. “I felt I was failing myself because I was not living my dreams ... But I chose to be a very positive person, and learned a great lesson from it because if I am here today, it is because I am living my dreams.”

    As he closed the ceremony, the American comedian host declared: “This is Steve Harvey, I got it right,” referring in jest to his mistaken announcement of Miss Colombia as the winner in the last pageant in Las Vegas more than a year ago that sparked an uproar.

    Miss France Crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

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    What passes for beauty these days has avoided me....

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    We talked about this all day yesterday...sad for our thailand ...congratulation miss france...

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    Some News Items really require a visual element which can enhance the story.

    May I enhance?


    For those interested, Miss Thailand is @ 1.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    What passes for beauty these days has avoided me....

    Doubtless worth the diversion...

    C'mon jeff, admit it, you wouldn't kick her out of that tyre swinging from your tree.

    You might even invite her over to your glass coffee table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What passes for beauty these days has avoided me....
    no - you have always been an ugly cnut

    even drumpf would not grab you by the pussy

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    What passes for beauty these days has avoided me....
    C'Mon Jeff - post up a pic of your squeeze and let's see what we're missing.

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    Admittedly, if one woke up after an operation and the first sight on regaining consciousness was a nurse looking like the French whoopsie then I might think I had died and gone to Heaven but in the context of a world beauty pageant as a judge I might think she was reasonably attractive but definitely a bit "horsey" given the preponderance of teeth and long face.
    Not a winner in my book but hey, eye and the beholder and all that ..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Admittedly, if one woke up after an operation and the first sight on regaining consciousness was a nurse looking like the French whoopsie then I might think I had died and gone to Heaven but in the context of a world beauty pageant as a judge I might think she was reasonably attractive but definitely a bit "horsey" given the preponderance of teeth and long face.
    Not a winner in my book but hey, eye and the beholder and all that ..........
    As the saying goes, when you're poking the fire you don't look at the mantelpiece do you?

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    Now even the generous, loving people of the Philippines hate the French.....

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    ^nope, CS, you're wrong. General consensus here in PI (and in FB pages) is that pinoys hate Maxine (Ms. PI) for her bad answer. lol

    Many ppl like Ms. France (a guy friend said that she's really pretty and looked like a Barbie doll), but some ppl liked Ms. Haiti's answer better.

    Congratulations to the winners. Vive le France!

    p.s. When Ms. India (Sushmita Sen) was crowned Ms. Universe way back in the 90s, many pinoys loved her too (her answer in Q&A was great). Many moms afterwards named their daughters "Sushmita". A lot of "Dayanaras" emerged too. (Dayanara Torres, who later became the wife of latino singer Marc Anthony, was the reigning Ms. U during the last time that Ms. U was held in Manila).
    Last edited by katie23; 31-01-2017 at 07:46 PM.

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    Iris Mittenaere from the small town of Lille in northern France
    btw..Lille is one of the biggest cities in France.

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    Félicitations!

    Pretty....

    ...ish.


    Plus she'd come in handy if you misplaced the tin opener.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    a bit
    and the rest.

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    The Flippos eyes tell a story, can't blame her though, it's like a Blackpool Donkey beating a thoroughbred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza
    We talked about this all day yesterday...sad for our thailand
    Where did Miss Thailand finish?

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    ^ On top, under my duvet.

    Congrats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumbitch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza
    We talked about this all day yesterday...sad for our thailand
    Where did Miss Thailand finish?
    No.1 in our heart 555+

    We just talk about her answer the question not so well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    ^ On top, under my duvet.

    Congrats...
    Dicke are you sleep now?

    Wake up !! eiei

    Told you already dont sleep too mutt 555+
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