|30 January 2017|
|From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella on the new Ms. Universe winner|
|Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere of France.
People of France are rejoicing. Truly, this is a proud moment for their country.
Iris brought tremendous joy to her people by representing France well on the international stage with her winning grace, regal bearing and inspiring answer. She has won not only the nod of the judges but the affection of the entire world as well.
We likewise congratulate Maria Mika Maxine Medina for making it to the Top 6. She represented the Philippines well in the international scene.
Our best wishes to the 65th Miss Universe.
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