As the first person in 64 years to accept the honor of Miss Universe for her country, Iris Mittenaere, of Lille, France, brings a winning smile, and a dental

2017 Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France shares this message via Instagram: "Finally met the other French Queen with a matching crown."

2017 Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France shares this message via Instagram: “Finally met the other French Queen with a matching crown.”

message to the role.

The 24-year-old, who has been pursuing a degree in dental surgery, hopes to advocate for dental and oral hygiene, according to the Miss Universe website.

“As a dental student, she’s passionate about dental care. As Miss Universe, she wants to continue her awareness campaign for dental care and oral hygiene, taking it all around the world.”

Among her pastimes are extreme sports: skydiving, bungee bumping and hang gliding. Mittenaere even competed on Ninja Warrior France. Perhaps she’ll create a custom mouth guard with the Miss Universe logo?

Learn more about Mittenaere’s plans for her first year at: https://www.missuniverse.com/post/2072 ,  and follow her on Instagram as she documents her first few weeks in the new role.

Read complete coverage of the pageant at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-miss-universe-2017-iris-mittenaere-france-20170130-story.html