Miss Universe 2016, the 65th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 30 January 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines crowned her successor Iris Mittenaere of France at the end of the event. This is the second time in the history of the competition that the pageant skipped the entire year, following the 2014 pageant which was held in January 2015.
France's victory ended the country's 63-year title drought, the longest in Miss Universe history. Mittenaere was the first European Miss Universe to serve a full term in 26 years, the last being Norway's Mona Grudt who was Miss Universe 1990, and the first European to win the title outright since Russia's Oxana Fedorova who became Miss Universe 2002 before being dethroned four months later.