Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere was crowned on Jan 29 in Manila, Philippines. Now, she moves to her new home in New York City and seems to love every minute of it.
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere said that New York City reminds her of her hometown, Paris, France because both places have a lot of history to tell. In an interview with Hollywood Life, she said that it was her first time to see the Statue of Liberty. She has also visited Times Square and Central Park.
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere said that she and her mom are very close. Though they were very happy for her for winning the Miss Universe 2016 crown, she is still afraid because her daughter will stay far from their home. Paris is more than seven hours away from New York City by plane.
Pia Wurtzbach has been very supportive of the new Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. "She's given me a lot of advice. She said that I need to be relaxed and enjoy everything and don't pressure myself," she said. The Miss Universe 2015 has revealed that Iris Mittenaere is one of her favorites according to the French model.
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere will be busy working in Smile Train, an organization that raises funds for children with cleft palates. She said that it is one of her passion to helping these children. The charity is the official partner of The Miss Universe Organization to raise awareness of the condition and its treatment. Since 1999, there have been more than one million surgeries across the world.
Interestingly, what Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere loves the most about New York City is the hotdogs. "This is like in a movie where people eat hotdogs in the street with yellow cabs," she said. The Miss Universe 2016 admitted that this is what French people want to do when they are in the Big Apple.