Iris Mittenaere’s French Beauty
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As the 65th Miss Universe and the second woman from France to hold the title, Iris Mittenaere is anything but what you might expect. Sure, she’s a beauty queen, but she’s also incredibly serious about her studies, entering her fifth year of a dental surgery fellowship where she is studying to become an oral surgeon. The 24-year-old recently sat down with us to discuss her role as ambassador for skin care line Guinot Paris, what makes her so passionate about her future profession and why she loves “American hair.”
NB: What surprised you about becoming Miss Universe?
IM: “The new journey in New York that I started right after I was crowned was surprising but exciting. I was a little bit anxious living in another country, working with people I didn’t know, as well as living with people I didn’t know. I was surprised to live with such amazing women and was so lucky to have lived with two incredible Miss USAs—Deshauna Barber and Kára McCullough. Everyone was extremely welcoming, and I’m now at ease and comfortable living in this beautiful city.”