Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere visits Ecuador
Beautiful Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2016, was the guest of honor during the annual Machala Festivities celebrating 193 years of its foundation. In addition to a spectacular street parade, Iris participated in a special Fashion Show to benefit "La Casita de mis Sueños" (The House of my Dreams) which is a shelter for poor children. She was joined by Carlos Falquez (Mayor of Machala) and Daniela Cepeda (Miss Ecuador Universe 2017).among other special guests.
It is a tradition of Machala to invite the winner of the Miss Universe competition since 2009. The visit, which also included a press conference among other charitable activities, was executed under the coordination of Maria del Carmen de Aguayo, president of Miss Ecuador, in cooperation with the authorities of Machala.