Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, who represented France at the 65th installment of the beauty pageant held in the Philippines, has promised to visit Tel Aviv, Israel. This is according to Miss Universe Israel 2016 Yam Kaspers Anshel.
"She promised me she'll come to Tel Aviv," Anshel told ABS-CBN News referring to Mittenaere. "I'm holding her on that promise."
Anshel told the publication that she will still stay longer in the Philippines to further explore Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's home country after Miss Universe 2016. She said she is going to Boracay, which is the host of the 23rd Meeting of Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights from Feb. 13-15 and the Asean Ministerial Meeting Retreat from Feb. 19-21, Inquirer reported.
According to Anshel, who loves horseback riding, scuba diving and boating, she and Mittenaere are really good friends. The former said she was very happy for the latter.
Wurtzbach crowned Mittenaere as her successor on Jan. 30, Monday, at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, with Steve Harvey returning as the host of the coronation night joined by "America's Next Top Model" judge Ashley Graham as the backstage host. Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was second runner-up.
Among the prizes of the new Miss Universe are luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment and a year's supply of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare. She will also have extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners.
On Jan. 18, Wurtzbach participated in a dinner program in Baguio City, Philippines, which was hosted by Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup. Distinguished people of the city welcomed them along with Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart, Miss Universe 2016 host committee chairman Chavit Singson, and some Miss Universe 2016 candidates including Mittenaere, Pelissier, Tovar and Anshel.
Have a glimpse of the Miss Universe 2016 event in Baguio here:
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