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Have a Peek Behind the Scenes of the 65th Miss Universe

Have a Peek Behind the Scenes of the 65th Miss Universe

Miss France Iris Mittenaere, a 24-year-old dental surgery student, was crowned Miss Universe 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Monday.

  The 65th Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, preparing for the competition.

The 65th Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, preparing for the competition.

She bested 85 other beautiful candidates from all over the world for the title previously held by Pia Wurtzbach.

  2016 Miss Universe 1st Runner-up, Raquel Pelissier from Haiti, was an instant crowd favorite.

2016 Miss Universe 1st Runner-up, Raquel Pelissier from Haiti, was an instant crowd favorite.

The first runner up was Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was second runner up.

  2nd Runner-up Miss Universe Colombia, Andrea Tovar, is the first woman of color to   represent her country.

2nd Runner-up Miss Universe Colombia, Andrea Tovar, is the first woman of color to represent her country.

Mittenaere’s victory was the first by a French contestant in more than 60 years.

We were lucky to obtain backstage photos from MAC Cosmetics, the Official Makeup Sponsor of Miss Universe Philippines.

  BFF Goals! Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar and Miss Thailand, Chalita Suansane share a laugh backstage.

BFF Goals! Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar and Miss Thailand, Chalita Suansane share a laugh backstage.

  Our very own Miss Universe Philippines, Maxine Medina, getting prepped backstage.

Our very own Miss Universe Philippines, Maxine Medina, getting prepped backstage.

  Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane being bubbly for the camera during preps. She made headlines when she brought 17 pieces of luggage and won the hearts of Filipinos when she fabulously wore a barong.

Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane being bubbly for the camera during preps. She made headlines when she brought 17 pieces of luggage and won the hearts of Filipinos when she fabulously wore a barong.

  MAC Philippines team keeps Miss Universe Colombia Andrea Tovar's eyebrows on their fleekest.

MAC Philippines team keeps Miss Universe Colombia Andrea Tovar's eyebrows on their fleekest.

  Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane takes a quick snap before heading onstage while Miss Universe Paraguay Andrea Melgarejo photobombs!

Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane takes a quick snap before heading onstage while Miss Universe Paraguay Andrea Melgarejo photobombs!

  The 65th Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere from France gives a quick, cute side look while getting ready. She is a dental surgery student who loves to cook!

The 65th Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere from France gives a quick, cute side look while getting ready. She is a dental surgery student who loves to cook!

  MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo was the most popular red lip among the candidates.

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo was the most popular red lip among the candidates.

Jaycee Matias, MAC Philippines training manager, reveals that that candidates favorite colors were the neutrals like Velvet Teddy, Taupe and Mehr because most of the looks done by the team consisted of smokey eyes and nude lips.

  Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane works her smokeys + nude combo.

Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane works her smokeys + nude combo.

  Being a beauty queen is not all glamour. These girls work so hard to represent their countries and advocacies.

Being a beauty queen is not all glamour. These girls work so hard to represent their countries and advocacies.

  Falsies are super important in these competitions. For Miss Universe 2016, MAC Lashes #34 and #4 were used.

Falsies are super important in these competitions. For Miss Universe 2016, MAC Lashes #34 and #4 were used.

Oh, in case you're wondering what lipstick Mittenaere had on when when she won the crown, it was MAC Amplified Lipstick in Cosmo.

  The 65th Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France's first walk.

The 65th Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France's first walk.

So much beauty! We're proud and honored to have witnessed this all but prouder that all these beauty were brought to our country.

Truly this event has proved how women from all around the world, regardless of whatever differences, are all beautiful queens.

We're all queens here.

All images were provided by MAC Cosmetics.

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