The Top 3 are announced at Miss Universe 2017
During the telecast of the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant, the Top 3 finalists were announced:
- France – Iris Mittenaere, age 24 (Miss Universe)
- Haiti – Raquel Pelissier, age 25 (1st runner-up)
- Columbia – Andrea Tovar, age 23 (2nd runner-up)
The judges were allowed to scrutinize the three finalists one last time before their final vote. During the “Final Look” segment, the Top 3 were beautifully serenaded by the band, Boyz II Men, which performed their most famous songs throughout the segment.
The excitement and awe of the moment for these young women — young college women from small towns — was evident in their expressions as they came face-to-face with one of the most famous bands in the world. Andrea Tovar, Miss Universe Colombia, was so dazzled and moved during her serenade that she could barely hold back tears.
As Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France, was presented onstage, she was understandably thrilled to be serenaded by their internationally beloved romantic ballad, “I’ll Make Love to You.”
(Photos by Alex Wertz and Tom Starkweather, © IMG Universe LLC)