Miss Universe 2017 Iris Mittenaere stayed mum about gay rumors during her recent interviews. Instead, she has been busy with her media tour as seen in the organization’s social networking sites. The titleholder has also been filling her personal Instagram page with her daily activities ever since she won.
One of the images posted on Iris Mittenaere’s Instagram page was from her guesting in “Good Morning America.” The ex-Miss France appeared on the US show last Monday to detail projects that she will do next. The interview happened just after she arrived in New York from Manila, where the pageant was held last January 30.
Miss France in New York
The 24-year-old was enthusiastic throughout her TV appearance on the hit ABC program. “It’s like my heart [is] jumping out of my chest!” she said. The Lille native also told the GMA host that she “feels very honored.”
The dentistry student shared how she will use her knowledge in oral health care during her Miss Universe 2017 reign. This will be via a worldwide project with a group that will do surgery on children with cleft palates. “It’s very important to me because this is what I want to do when I am a dental surgeon,” she said.
Miss Universe 2017 gay rumors
Less than a week after the pageant, rumors began circulating that Iris Mittenaere is gay. Speculations rose when netizens noticed Instagram photos of her being extra cozy with another woman. Upon checking the girl’s tag in the images, people were redirected to the page of a certain Camille Cerf. The account had even more photos of the rumored lesbian couple.
Among the images that was questioned by fans showed the two holding each other on a yacht. Another was taken at a romantic candlelit dinner. There were also travel photos wherein they seemingly had no other companions.
More than being curious, most fans looked at the Iris Mittenaere gay reports on a positive light. If the rumors are true, netizens pointed out that it would be the first time to have a lesbian Miss Universe. This would supposedly mean that LGBT advocacies will be addressed more properly.
Why is the issue being avoided?
As such, a lot of people are wondering why Mittenaere has not yet addressed questions about her sexuality. It was not raised in her media interviews, nor mentioned in any of her posts. Furthermore, nobody from the Miss Universe organization has spoken up about the issue.
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