Miss France 2023: photos of the candidates, date of the election, controversies

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This Monday November 21, 2022, the 30 candidates for the Miss France 2023 competition arrived in Guadeloupe for the preparation trip for the ceremony which will take place on Saturday December 17 at MACH 36 in Châteauroux. Exceptionally, Sylvier Tellier is also part of the trip to formalize the transfer of power between her and Cindy Fabre, and in the presence of the president of the company Miss France Alexia Laroche-Joubert. For a week, the contenders for the title of Miss France will notably visit Guadeloupe, participate in the traditional photo shoot in a swimsuit or even take the general knowledge test.

While the Miss France 2023 election will take place on December 17 at MACH 36 in Châteauroux, the Miss France company has meanwhile experienced upheavals in its organization chart. Indeed, the company Miss France is now chaired by Alexia Laroche-Joubert. On September 1, 2022, Cindy Fabre, Miss France 2005, was appointed director of the national competition following the departure of Sylvie Tellier. While waiting for the next Miss France ceremony, here are the names of all the contenders for the succession of Diane Leyre as ambassador of French beauty.

Miss France 2023: photos of the official portraits of the 30 candidatesThe 30 regional candidates are in full preparation in Guadeloupe for the election of Miss France 2023. Before knowing who will succeed Diane Leyre, on December 17 in Châteauroux,…

At 24, Diane Leyre, Miss Ile-de-France 2021, was elected Miss France 2022 on December 11, 2021 at the Zénith de Caen after an evening dedicated to musicals. Elected Ile-de-France 2021 in Dammarys-lès-Lys (Seine-et-Marne), the real estate developer amazed the members of the jury and the viewers with her ease and her humor during her presentation speech. “I am a positive, spontaneous, smiling person. I am told nature-painting. I wanted to try a little humor this evening, but when I saw Ahmed Sylla and Inès Reg in the jury, I said to myself that it Maybe it wasn’t the time to try my joke,” she said on stage.

Diane Leyre, Miss Ile-de-France 2021, is elected Miss France 2022This Saturday, December 11, Diane Leyre, Miss Ile-de-France 2021, was elected Miss France 2022 at the Zénith de Caen. She succeeds Amandine Petit as national beauty queen.

One of these women will succeed Amandine Petit. While the Miss France 2022 election will take place on December 11, 2021 at the Zénith de Caen, the regional selections ended at the end of October. After a previous edition turned upside down by the health crisis, the organization led by Sylvie Tellier has adapted to best organize the competitions in the four corners of France and overseas. While waiting to attend the ceremony, here are the names of all the contenders for the crown.

Miss France 2022: photos of all the candidates for the electionWhile the Miss France 2022 election will be held on December 11 in Caen, the last candidates for the succession of Amandine Petit have been elected. Planet invites you to discover these beautiful contenders…

At 23, Amandine Petit, Miss Normandy 2020, was elected Miss France 2021 on December 20, 2020 at the Grand Carrousel du Puy du Fou after an evening dedicated to “French influence in the world”. Elected Miss Normandy 2020 in Coutances (Manche), the student in master 2 of management of establishments and gerontological structures marked the competition during the exercise of questions and answers submitted to the five finalists.

To the question “How would you define a modern woman today?”, she evokes her simplicity and answers that a strong woman “defends beautiful values” and “moves forward”. In addition, the centenary of the beauty contest took place with drastic sanitary conditions and without an audience because of the Covid-19 epidemic which hit the whole world.

Amandine Petit, Miss Normandy 2020, elected Miss France 2021Amandine Petit, Miss Normandy 2020, was elected Miss France 2021 this Saturday December 19 at Puy du Fou. She succeeds Clémence Botino as ambassador of French beauty.

Here are the most beautiful women in France. While the election of Miss France 2021 takes place on Saturday December 19 at Puy du Fou, the regional candidates have entered the preparation phase for the competition which is taking place this year in Versailles, due to the health crisis. While waiting to discover their first steps on television, here are the names of the 29 candidates elected at the end of the selections in the four corners of France and overseas.

Miss France 2020 will be the 91st Miss France election. Initially announced on December 12, the election will finally take place on December 19, 2020 at the Grand Carrousel du Puy du Fou. As every year, the ceremony will be presented by Jean-Pierre Foucault with the general manager of the Miss France Society Sylvie Tellier. The winner will become the 91st Miss France at the end of the evening and will succeed Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020. The theme of the ceremony has not yet been revealed. According to Le Parisien, the production hopes to count on “the presence of the public, even reduced”.

On the occasion of this prestigious evening which will celebrate the centenary of the beauty contest, the jury will be made up of former Miss France who have had a remarkable career. As revealed by Le Parisien, it is Iris Mittenaere, national winner and Miss Universe 2016, who will be the president of the jury.

At his side, we also find Muguette Fabris, Miss France 1963; Patricia Barzyk, Miss France 1980; Nathalie Marquay, Miss France 1987; Mareva Georges, Miss France 1991; Linda Hardy, Miss France 1992; Sonia Rolland, Miss France 2000; Élodie Gossuin, Miss France 2001 and Miss Europe 2001 and Flora Coquerel, Miss France 2014.

At 22, Clémence Botino, Miss Guadeloupe 2019, was elected Miss France 2020 on Saturday December 14 at the Dôme de Marseille after an evening dedicated to travel. From the top of her meter 74, the young woman is pursuing brilliant studies. After obtaining a scientific baccalaureate with high honors, she went to study for a year in Miami, in the United States, in an international school to perfect her English. After this experience, she turned to art history and specialized in the history of Caribbean fashion.

At the end of her master’s degree, she wants to become a heritage curator. The protection of heritage is also the cause she mainly defends. Her natural elegance and her ease seduced the jury and the viewers. Discover the photos of his coronation below!

Clémence Botino, Miss Guadeloupe, elected Miss France 2020 Clémence Botino, Miss Guadeloupe 2019, was elected Miss France 2020 this Saturday, December 14 in Marseille. She succeeds Vaimalama Chaves as ambassador of French beauty.

On June 21, 2019, the Miss France Committee organized several elections across metropolitan France and in overseas territories to find the candidates for Miss France 2020. Following the election of Miss Picardy 2019 which s took place on October 27, 2019, we now know the names of the 30 regional misses who will compete for the succession of Vaimalama Chaves:

To discover their faces, we invite you to take a look at our slideshow below:

PICTURES. Miss France 2020: the 30 candidates appear in bikinis! During their preparation trip for the Miss France 2020 election, the 30 regional misses posed in swimsuits. Check out the pictures!

Who were the favorites of Miss France 2020? The predictions were on! At the end of October 2019, Planet invited readers to vote for their favorite candidate. Result of the poll: Florentine Somers, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2019, is leading the vote with 12% of the vote. She is ahead of Manelle Souahlia, Miss Côte d’Azur 2019 (11%), and Matahari Bousquet, Miss Tahiti 2019 (10%). According to Franceinfo, the Northerner was in the top 5 of the various polls carried out by websites and magazines.

For the Purepeople site, the candidates who have the best chance of winning the election are those who represent the most successful regions. Since the creation of the competition in 1920, Ile-de-France (13 titles), Rhône-Alpes (7 titles), Alsace (6 titles), Normandy (6 titles) and Aquitaine (6 titles ) are the regions that have won the most elections in the history of the contest. Therefore, Évelyne de Larichaudy (Miss Ile-de-France 2019), Chloé Prost (Miss Rhône-Alpes 2019), Marine Clautour (Miss Normandy 2019), Laura Theodori (Miss Alsace 2019) and Justine Delmas (Miss Aquitaine 2019) should look good.

From November 17 to 26, 2019, the 30 regional misses made their preparation trip for the Miss France 2020 competition in Tahiti. They were accompanied throughout their stay by Vaimalama Chaves, Miss France 2019. On the program of this preparation trip, the candidates had to take part in photo and video sessions featuring them during various activities. The images were released on the evening of the election on December 14, 2019. This preparation trip was also the reason why Vaimalama Chaves had refused to participate in the next Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

“I choose Polynesia to the detriment of Miss Universe or Miss World, whatever the date on which it will take place and it has nothing to do with whoever it is, it’s me”, declared the young woman very attached to her native lands in a video posted on her social networks. It was finally Ophély Mézino, first runner-up to Miss France 2019, and Maëva Coucke, Miss France 2018, who participated in the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions respectively.

Like every year, the contenders for the title of Miss France pass the general culture test during their preparation trip. The class of 2020 obtained an average of 12.8/20. Clémence Botino, Miss Guadeloupe 2019, is the promo major with a score of 17.5/20. Jade Simon-Abadie, Miss Centre-Val de Loire (17/20) and Andréa Magalhaes, Miss Midi-Pyrénées (16.5/20) complete the podium respectively. We invite you to test your knowledge by answering the questions of the 2020 edition below:

Miss France 2020: answer the general culture test! During their preparation trip to Tahiti, the 30 candidates for the Miss France 2020 election took the famous general culture test. Here are the 40 questions that were submitted to them!

At 24, Vaimalama Chaves, Miss Tahiti 2018, was elected Miss France 2019 on Saturday December 15, 2018 at the Zénith de Lille after an evening dedicated to the world of entertainment. Holder of a master’s degree in management, the young woman of Wallisian origin was a community manager in a sports hall before participating in the beauty contest. If the Tahitian shone thanks to her speeches on education and her youthful overweight, she also dazzled the jury and the viewers with her elegance during her fashion shows. In regional costume, as a knife thrower in a circus or in a candy pink swimsuit… Discover the photos of her coronation below!

Vaimalama Chaves, Miss Tahiti, elected Miss France 2019Vaimalama Chaves, Miss Tahiti, was elected Miss France 2019 this Saturday, December 15 in Lille. She succeeds Maëva Coucke as national beauty queen.

After the Second World War and following the death of Maurice de Waleffe in 1946, several more or less informal organizations tried to take over the Miss France contest. Several associations have thus emerged: in 1951, Jean Raibaut created the Charly’s Committee. Three years later, the Miss France Committee was created under the leadership of Guy Lévy and Louis de Fontenay, whose administrative secretary was none other than Geneviève Mulmann, better known as Geneviève de Fontenay today. In 1981, the one who married Louis de Fontenay became president of the Miss France Committee.

In 1985, Geneviève de Fontenay sued producer Michel Le Parmentier. The latter had registered the trademark ‘Miss France’ at the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) and then transferred it for use to the commercial company Stars Productions in 1984. Stars Productions also organized the Miss France 1985. The contest was broadcast live on TF1 and presented by Léon Zitrone. Geneviève de Fontenay wins her case and has Michel Le Parmentier’s trademark registration annulled. Justice considers that the title of Miss France being the object principal of the Miss France Committee Association (a non-profit association governed by the law of 1901) this cannot be misused for the benefit of a natural person and even less of a commercial company.

In 1986, Geneviève de Fontenay decided to register the “Miss France” brand with the INPI and created the Miss France Society. His son, Xavier, becomes the general secretary. Other organizations, in particular the committee created by Jean-Louis Giordano, disputes the trademark registration of the lady in the hat as well as the legitimacy of the Miss France Society to organize the beauty contest.

In 1995, justice declared that the committee of Geneviève de Fontenay as “having no legal existence”, reports Le Parisien in an article published on May 27, 2000. This judgment is moreover confirmed by the Court of Cassation. Despite the legal imbroglio around the brand “Miss France”, the competition organized since 1987 by Geneviève de Fontenay is the only one recognized in the eyes of the general French public.

In 2002, Geneviève de Fontenay sold the Miss France Society and the brand to Endemol. She would have received the tidy sum of 10 million euros thanks to this sale. If Geneviève de Fontenay is no longer the owner of the Miss France Society, she nevertheless remains the president until 2010.

In March 2010, Geneviève de Fontenay decided to leave the Miss France society. According to information from L’Express, the lady in the hat gave Endemol a letter of separation, dated February 13, 2010. She explains that the Kelly Bochencko affair shows “the limits of what is unbearable”. As a reminder, Kelly Bochencko was stripped of her title of Miss Paris 2009 following the publication of her nude photos in the magazine Entrevue. Here is an excerpt from the letter written by Geneviève de Fontenay:

Before the Kelly Bochencko affair, Geneviève de Fontenay had already seen red when Entrevue magazine revealed several suggestive photos of Valérie Bègue a few days after being elected Miss France 2008. However, Geneviève de Fontenay believes that Endemol had broken the contract which bound them and decides to attack the production company against the prud’hommes. She announces in the process that she is launching her own beauty contest entitled “Miss National”, despite the non-competition clause.

In 2011, Miss Nationale was renamed Miss Prestige Nationale because another competition already held this mark. With this name or another, it nevertheless remains subject to the court decision which prevents it from making an election concurrent with that of Endemol. However, she finds a solution by withdrawing from the organization of the competition so that it can take place in December 2011. It will be necessary to wait until November 2013 for an agreement to be reached between Geneviève de Fontenay and Endemol. The Miss Prestige National competition now takes place in January so that there is no confusion with that of Miss France. After the departure of Geneviève de Fontenay from the presidency of the Miss France society in 2010, it is Sylvie Tellier, ex-Miss France and general manager within the organization since 2007, who chaperones the Misses across France and the world.

Many controversies have punctuated the Miss France competition. Among the most striking: the suggestive photos of Valérie Bègue published in the magazine Entrevue a few days after being elected Miss France 2008 and the nude photos of Kelly Bochenko, Miss Paris 2009, also published in Entrevue. We invite you to read our article on the various Miss France scandals below:

The little scandals of Miss Valérie Bègue, Laury Thilleman… They all have one thing in common: in addition to having been elected Miss, they found themselves at the heart of a scandal. Discover the cases that scratched these beauty queens!

The Miss France 2019 contest was marked by an incident during the ceremony. Carla Bonesso, Miss Aquitaine 2018, and Manon Jean-Mistral, Miss Corsica 2018, were filmed topless in the dressing rooms without their knowledge. If the Miss France Committee has apologized, the young women have decided to file a complaint against the production company EndemolShine and TF1 for “infringement of their image rights, their intimacy and their private life”. At present, the procedure is still ongoing.

This year, two controversies are added to the list. The first, during the election of Miss Auvergne 2019, Amandine Billoux, one of the contenders, believes that she was rejected from the competition because of her forms. More details in the dedicated article below:

Miss France 2020: a candidate who failed because of her forms? Failed for its curves? This is what one of the candidates who participated in the Miss Auvergne 2019 competition thinks. A decision that she still does not understand. The young woman testifies to her…

The second controversy concerns the traditional outfit of Miss Lorraine 2019. The designer Marion Lambert had imagined the regional miss parading in a Poilus uniform. This choice quickly created an uproar. “For us, it’s carnival clothing, it’s an insult, a scandal towards the world of fighters”, declared Colonel Jean-Charles Barrois, president of the Moselle combatants’ union at the microphone of France Bleu. . “I don’t want the name Miss France to be associated with something that has caused so much distress, so many deaths, terrible things. We can’t afford it for a beauty pageant,” Geneviève said. Fontenay with France Bleu Lorraine. Following the controversy, Sylvie Tellier announces in Le Républicain Lorrain that the traditional outfit of Miss Lorraine 2019 will be replaced.