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Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere arrives in Egypt to promote tourism, support charity work

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Oct 2017
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Miss France Iris Mittenaere waves after being declared winner in the Miss Universe beauty pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay, Metro Manila (Photo:Reuters)
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Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere arrived in Cairo on Monday at the start of a week-long visit to promote tourism and support charity work in Egypt, with trips to Alexandria and Luxor on the itinerary, state-run news agency MENA reported.

French beauty queen Mittenaere will start her trip with a press conference in Cairo to announce her schedule, with officials from the tourism ministry and the French embassy attending.

The embassy has already confirmed that she will take part in a charity event in Luxor, organized by Egypte Terre d'Espoir.

The charity offers educational services to underprivileged children in Luxor, including apprenticeships in pottery. They also provide food and medical services to poor families.

A gala dinner will be held at the French embassy on Friday in honour of the charity, with the beauty queen attending.

Mittenaere, 24, won the 65th edition of the annual Miss Universe contest hosted by the Philippines in January 2017.

She edged out Miss Haiti, the first runner-up, and Miss Colombia, the second runner-up, to win France's first Miss Universe title since 1953.

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