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Miss Universe 2016 winner: Miss France Iris Mittenaere

The long wait is over, as the world (universe rather) gives a warm welcome to the newly-crowned Miss Universe - Miss France Iris Mittenaere. Held last Sunday, January 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, 23-year old French beauty queen is a firm advocate for dental and oral hygiene, and is pursuing a degree in dental surgery. During the coronation night she expressed her love for all things French particularly its cuisine. The last time France took home the coveted crown was in 1953, making Mittenaere’s win one for the books as she broke the 63-year title drought for France. Among the 86 candidates of the annual pageant, Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar and Miss Haiti Raquel Pellisier respectively took home the second and first runner-up titles for this years.

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Forbes Travel Guide's 12 Top Destinations Of 2017

If you’re looking to explore interesting places for this year’s travel bucket list, then you shouldn’t miss out on Forbes Travel Guide on 12 top destinations of 2017. From the fascinating shores of Oahu and Mexico’s Pacific Coast, to the charming streets of North Carolina’s capital and Lisbon’s cultural vibe (and more!), this list will definitely take you to new worlds you’ve only dreamed of.

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Biggest Floating Playground

Summer is just around the corner and what other country knows how to bring an awesome summer experience than the Philippines! Opening soon in the vast grounds of Subic Bay is the first of it’s kind in the country - the Inflatable Island! With only a two-hour drive from the metro, the floating water park boasts of 3400 sqm of exciting, summer-perfect courses. Guests can indulge in some lounging on shore and enjoy good food and refreshing drink because fun time under the sun is never without a fulfilling feast. Whether young or old (and those young at heart), this place will be the perfect playground to let loose and enjoy a unique experience!

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