Miss France wins Miss Universe crown

Miss France Iris Mittenaere poses after being declared winner in the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant Jan. 30at the Mall of Asia Arena

MANILA, Philippines — A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown in a three-hour show in Manila on Monday that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 other hopefuls from all over the world.Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines.Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier is first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was declared second runner-up.