Place of Birth: Lille, France
Date of Birth: 25 January, 1993
Ethnicity: French, Belgian [Flemish]
Iris Mittenaere is a French model, television presenter, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Universe 2016.
Her father, Yves Mittenaere, is a history and geography professor. Her mother, Laurence Druart, is a schoolteacher.
Iris’ patrilineal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Eugène Julien Mittenaere (1832, Menin, West Flanders, Belgium – 18 March 1897, Menin), who was the son of an unknown father and Cecilia Theresia Mittenaere.
Iris’ paternal grandfather is Johnny Mittenaere (the son of Marcel Pierre Charles Mittenaere and Madeleine Verheu). Marcel was the son of Belgian emigrants, Charles Léon Mittenaere, of Menin, West Flanders, and Clémentine Léontine Decoene, of Rekkem, West Flanders. Madeleine was the daughter of Belgian emigrants, Dominique Alphonse Verheu, of Tiegem, West Flanders, and of Marie Vanwelssenaers, whose parents were also Belgian.
Iris’ paternal grandmother is named Christiane Canivet.