Miss Universe 2017: Miss France Iris Mittenaere takes the crown
A 23-year-old dental student from France has won the Miss Universe crown at the annual pageant, held in the Philippines this year.
Iris Mittenaere from Lille city in northern France buried her face in her hands in pure joy when she was crowned by former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
As Miss Universe, she will be campaigning for dental and oral care around the world.
The first and the second runners-up were Miss Haiti (Raquel Pelissier) and Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar). The top finalists hailed from Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Philippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti, Thailand and the US.
The pageant changed its format this year, it had 12 instead of 13 finalists, and also took into account the online votes from the Miss Universe app and Twitter.
Here are some images from the Miss Universe event of 2017.