Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 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.
First runner up was Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier and second runner up was Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar.
We’ve attached a gallery of pictures of the lovely Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe below.
All photos are courtesy of Miss Universe Organization
Featuring:Spring is the time of rebirth and everything new… especially when it comes to fashion. This special annual must-have edition sets a new record with over 40 eye-popping pages within our top-rated exclusive Fashion Showcase featuring the industry’s top fashion designers’ newest creations for the 2017 pageant, prom and social occasion season. Keep up with the season’s latest hair and makeup tips to complete your professional or every day look or glide gracefully into the evening with glamour and elegance. We don’t stop there! Catch up with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as she prepares to crown her successor. Venture to Anaheim California as we bring you all the highlights of the National American Miss Pageant, and then we’re off to Minnesota for our in-depthcoverage of the Miss Teen of America Pageant. In this current edition meet our featured Winners Circle honorees, Allison Dae, Tricia Travis and Kristabel Kenta-Bibi. Don’t forget, our writers always have you in mind with their expert advice. The Spring 2017 edition of Pageantry will provide you with all the latest fashion, beauty info, inspiration and insider secrets you need to succeed and look your best. From the team who helped found the Glamour Lifestyle Industry in 1962… Pageantry… Celebrating the Glamour Lifestyle!
Stephi Barton Williams, national director of the Miss United States Pageants, along with Rená Lantrip, national director of the Mrs. United States Pageant, announced internally to the directors and staff on Saturday, January 16, 2017 the appointment of Ashley Martinez as the new Director of Marketing for all divisions of United States National Pageants, Inc. effective immediately.
Martinez is no stranger to pageantry or the Miss United States System. Martinez reigned as Miss Colorado United States 2005 during her undergraduate days living in Denver, Colorado and later reigned as Ms. Louisiana United States 2014 where she was an integral part of rebuilding the system in her home state of Louisiana where she currently resides. Martinez was named the In-State Coordinator for the Miss Louisiana United States Pageant in late 2015 and was responsible for management in state of the titleholders, contestants, and sponsor relations. In that role, Martinez was pivotal in arranging national service projects, partnerships, and state sponsorships to benefit all parties and especially the people of Louisiana following the disastrous floods of 2016. Most recently, Martinez was named the Co-Director for the 2017 Miss Louisiana United States Pageant.
Martinez brings over 10 years of marketing and business acumen to our system. She has worked and excelled in multiple industries and now heads up her own business consulting and literary agency out of Southeast Louisiana with clients that include major literary publications, USA Today Bestselling authors, and international speakers. Martinez also sits on the Board of Directors for Louisiana DECA, the official state organization for DECA, Inc. (one of the largest Career and Technical Education organizations in the world) and volunteers her time serving as the State Association Advisor for the collegiate division.
Following in the steps of her predecessor Shana Teel Purkey, Martinez will now be the official contact for all events and aspects related to the marketing of the United States National Pageants. This includes the handling of all national titleholder appearance and interview requests and acting as the official liaison for national sponsors and prospective sponsors. Martinez will also be developing and implanting an overall corporate marketing strategy and working with the national team of staff members to translate the business objectives into an effective marketing package that will assist in the continued growth of the system and its partnerships.
Stephi Barton-Williams stated, “We are so blessed to have worked with Shana since taking over as the national directors for the United States National Pageants and we are eternally grateful for all she has done for our system. We are excited to have Ashley on board as our new Director of Marketing. We know she will be able to pick up where Shana left off and will work to further strengthen our organization.”
Miss Multiverse – a hybrid between: “Next Top Model”, “The Apprentice” and “Survivor”.
Australia is now home to the most challenging and adventurous Beauty Contest and Reality TV Show. Miss Multiverse Australia is officially launching in January 2017 with the search for Australia’s most beautiful and multi-faceted ladies. The filming will take place in some of the most adventurous, iconic or typical Australian settings, capturing the cultures and landscapes of Australia.
National Director, Yolandi Franken says: “As a previous International Finalist I want to make sure that the next contestant from Australia is ready for what is in store at the World Finals.
The international version of the show is already in its third season and is broadcast across America and South America. Miss Multiverse Australia will be available in Australia and other countries around the world.
Suited ladies from across the country will have the opportunity to enter this prestigious contest and stands the chance to walk away with the National Title of Miss Multiverse Australia and to compete internationally in October 2017.
The contestants in Australia will be selected based on nowadays beauty standards and level of education. The beautiful women that reach the finals are already accomplished models, entrepreneurs or have won beauty queen titles, they are at a point in their careers where their motivation goes beyond showcasing their beauty; they are seeking life changing experiences, recognition of their internal qualities, empowerment capabilities and the opportunity to give the best of themselves to empower others.
The TV program showcases the fun, adventures, modeling and business challenges of a group of beautiful models during their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth.
Australia’s version of the competition will put the contestants through various challenges to test their limits and to see what really lurks underneath their outer beauty. Judges will eliminate contestants through challenges, narrowing them down to the ten models (finalists) whom will face the final challenges and final event where the ultimate winner will be selected.
The Australian National Winner will be crowned “Miss Multiverse Australia” and will be sent to the international contest overseas to compete among contestants from 30 other countries for the World Title of “Miss Multiverse”.
“The adventures, challenges and eliminations captured on camera provides viewers an inside of the high stakes and emotional roller-coaster faced by the contestants, delivered in six reality TV episodes”, says Mrs Franken.
Submitting material to the PageantCast is as easy as 1-2-3!
Come up with an idea! (We know you have a great one! A recent crowning! A shout out! An appearance you just did!)
Record a short video (8 to 28 seconds is best) on your phone or webcam; remember to tell us your name and title in the video