The one who was Miss France and Miss Universe 2016 will be a juror during the international election, which is being held this Saturday, November 18 in El Salvador.
From our special correspondent in El Salvador – At the Intercontinental Hotel in San Salvador, agitation is at its height. And not only because the 85 candidates for the election of Miss Universe 2023 p with smiles in front of their fans who are waiting for them in the lobby. Some big news has just fallen: Iris Mittenaere will be part of the jury for the international election.
The Frenchwoman, elected Miss Universe almost seven years ago, will arrive in El Salvador very soon. An announcement that surprised everyone including Diane Leyre representative of France in the competition, as the secret was well kept. “Frankly, I’m super surprised to know that Iris is going to come, she’ll tell us‘hid wellshe explains. We were still together a short time ago during the Miss Nord Pas-de-Calais election…»
Even though they were elected six years apart, Diane Leyre and Iris Mittenaere know each other well. The second even made a nice wink in Diane’s application video for Miss Universe 2023. She launched the teaser saying in English: “Hello sister, I tried to contact you… I think it’s time to tell them…”
Before flying to El Salvador for the two weeks of preparation for the international competition, Miss France 2022 was also able to have lunch with Iris. “She advised me to be myself, not to try to repeat some kind of American cliché but to keep my French touch because that’s also what can please”the 26-year-old young woman told us, delighted with her friend’s arrival.
“With Iris Mittenaere, Maëva Coucke (who comes to support her Editor’s note) and Diane Leyre in the same place, I believe that France will never have so much international influence… Hoping that this brings us luck! What is certain is that we will have the expertise of someone who knows about it and I think that it is already very beautiful and a chance for all girls to have a Miss Universe like Iris on the spot. I sent her a message as soon as I found out but she didn’t answer me, I think she’s on the plane and hasn’t received it yet. Now I’m waiting for her to land in El Salvador and I hope to see her tomorrow !”
The cause chosen by Diane Leyre
Despite her closeness to Diane, Iris Mittenaere did not spill the beans regarding her arrival and her role in the competition. Her presence on the jury is all the more unexpected as the beauty queen was already a juror only two years ago, during the Miss Universe 2021 election, when Clemence Botino represented France.
This time again, Iris Mittenaere will not only be a judge during the Saturday evening show alongside numerous personalities and Miss Universe 1977 Janelle Commissiong, but will also participate in the preselection which takes place this Tuesday, November 15. This highlight of the competition, called “Interviews” in English, resembles the Miss France pre-selection interview: the candidates appear in front of the jurors and must answer their questions, often centered on their character or the cause they want to defend. . Diane Leyre has chosen to live together.
She will then worthyly highlight this subject on the stage of the Gimnasio Nacional Jose Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador this Saturday, November 18. An election to follow live on Paris Première, from two a.m. on the night of Saturday to Sunday.