• Rumors said the newly-crowned Miss Universe is a lesbian
• After winning the crown, curious people started digging for more information about her and found some photos of her being too friendly with another woman
• Latin Times said she could have a huge impact on the LGBT community if the rumors are true
Newly-crowned Miss Universe Iris Mittenaire of France is being rumored to be a lesbian.
The rumor said that after winning the Miss Universe crown, fans and curious people started digging for information about Mittenaire to know more about her. In her Instagram account, they found photos showing her being “too friendly” with a fellow French beauty queen Camille Cerf.
In one photo taken in February last year, Mittenaere and her supposed girlfriend braided their hair together. Mittenaere was shown holding her possible lover from behind.
According to Latin Times, if Mittenaere is really a lesbian, then she would be the first openly gay Miss Universe title holder. The news site added that if it is true that Miss Universe 2016 is such, she could have a huge impact on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.
“We are sure her sexuality doesn’t change who she is, but it would be a huge advancement to have an LGBT icon advancing equality. Mittenaere could be a trailblazer and change everything,” Latin Times said.
Here are Mittenaere’s photos with her rumored “lover” as shared by Nate Salonga on Twitter: