With her crown, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere is hoping to create more awareness in her country regarding what the prestigious pageant really is.
In a video posted by PEP on YouTube, Mittenaere shared that the people in France do not really know Miss Universe.
“They don’t really know Miss Universe,” she said.
With her victory, she hopes that the French will start watching the pageant.
“I think, this year, a lot of people will know and will watch Miss Universe. And I think, I think French people will love now and every year they will see and watch on TV Miss Universe and I think Europe will love Miss Universe, too,” she stated.
“I’m very proud to bring this crown in Europe,” she expressed.
Watch the interview with Miss France Iris Mittenaere, the newly crowned Miss Universe 2016: