Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere who won the contest last January in the Philippines received a warm welcome Paris and a grand homecoming parade was held in Lille, France where she grew up.
In Paris, Mittenaere appeared in several TV programs, sharing her experience as Miss Universe and those moments about winning the title in the Philippines last January 30 in MOA Arena and her adjustments to life as Miss Universe.
She also gave a courtesy call to French President François Hollande where she was honoured.
About meeting her grandmother after winning Miss Universe contest, she said, “I had not seen her since I left for Manila. I was extremely moved to see her again. She did not want me to win because I was going to be away from her. She was too cute!”