French Dental Student Wins Miss Universe Title : All Smiles

A french beauty, who also happens to be a Dental Student, has been crowned as the new Miss Universe at a sparkling ceremony in the Philippines.

A French Dentist has been crowned as the new Miss Universe. It’s 1st time ever that someone from dental fraternity has won a world level beauty pageant.

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“sensationnel” (In French)

A french beauty, who also happens to be a Dental Student, has been crowned as the new Miss Universe at a sparkling ceremony in the Philippines.

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Behold the new miss universe, Iris Mittenaere, who is also a final year Dental Surgery student in France.

She won the title at the competition’s final on Sunday, January 29, in Manila, Philippines.

She’s only the second Miss France to ever win the Miss Universe crown.

Iris is also the first European to take the crown since 2002.

And she is the first dentist ever to win a beauty pageant at a world level.

Background of  Iris Mittenaere

Mittenaere was born on 25 January 1993 in Lille, to Yves Mittenaere, a professor of history and geography, and Laurence Druart, a schoolteacher, and lecturer.

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Mittenaere attended school in Steenvoorde, where she lived with her mother. In 2011, she graduated lycée with a degree in science. After graduating, she moved back to Lille, where she attended Lille 2 University of Health and Law, studying dentistry.

Back Ground in Beauty Pageants

Miss France 2016

Mittenaere represented Nord-Pas-de-Calais at the Miss France 2016. On 19 December 2015, she was crowned Miss France by Miss France 2015 Camille Cerf in Lille.

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In the subsequent year, she appeared in the miss universe pageant representing France which she eventually won.

After winning Miss Universe Title, What’s her vision for dentistry?

Will she complete her dental degree and be a professional dentist?

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Vision for Dentistry

With her background as a dentist and the newly won Miss Universe crown, she realizes that she can make a great impact on oral health awareness. Even before the competition started she has told in an interview that if she won said wanted “to advocate for dental and oral hygiene”.

She added: “I want to help people, I want to understand people, I want to meet people, that’s why this is a dream for me.”


As far as we can think, it’s a great achievement. But still, there has been some online backlash by trolls. We at feel that every dentist is a unique individual with the potential to achieve their dreams. Miss Iris Mittenaere is an inspiration to all such dentists to be passionate and pursue the things they want to achieve in life.

She is also an inspiration for women in dentists. We are not saying in terms of looks or physical beauty. Every woman is beautiful. What women dentists can learn from this story is the spirit & passion for achieving something that you really want. Ladies, you can be amazing dentists and at the same time achieve laurels in other things you are passionate about. So, go for it.

We at dentalorg regularly publish motivating stories where women are making a difference to dentistry. You can read about few more amazing women dentists below.


Its 4 years of rigorous studying with clinical works. Its not a joke to deal with so many patients. You need to be fit – mentally, physically and emotionally. Then you get the right to be called a “Doctor” What does one need to be a professional grand prix racer biker ?


Agree or not , the world revolves around women. You don’t need to look very far. Just look at your mother. She was once a young daughter and sister. She was a student working hard to do well in exams and make a good career. Then she became a wife.


If you look close enough, there are always stories around you, which will hit that inner cord in you. These stories will motivate you and make you question yourself. These stories will give you courage to fight the obstacles on the way of your goal.