Miss France

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Miss France
Motto The most beautiful woman of France
Formation 1920
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Paris
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
French
National Director
Sylvie Tellier
Website tf1.fr/miss-france/

Miss France is a national beauty pageant in France held each year in December, and the winner is designated by the year that begins in the ensuing January.[1] The trademark is owned by the company Miss France SAS,[2][3].[4] Local and regional pageants that provide entrants for the Miss France contest are organized by the Comité Miss France, whose emblematic president was Geneviève de Fontenay during 20 years.[4]

The current Miss France is Maëva Coucke of Nord-Pas-de-Calais who was crowned on December 16, 2017 in Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire. Her prizes included 100,000 euros in gifts, use of a Paris apartment for one year and a monthly net salary of 3,000 euros.[5][6][7]

Miss France 2016, Iris Mittenaere (Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais), went on to win the title of Miss Universe 2016 in Manila, Philippines, on 30 January 2017. She is the second Miss Universe from France after 63 years.[8] The first Miss Universe from France was Christiane Martel who wasn't a contestant from Miss France but the winner of Miss Cinémonde 1953.

The national director of France is Sylvie Tellier.

Rules[edit]

The pageant is contested by regional winners of local contests from Metropolitan France and its overseas territories. The method of choosing the winner has varied over the years, ordinarily with a jury of celebrities choosing a set of finalists. The winner in recent years was chosen by a weighting of the jury's opinion and votes of television viewers of the pageant (who pay a fee for each vote). Since the Miss France 2010 contest, the winner is chosen entirely by the votes of viewers for the first time.[9]

To become Miss France, it is necessary:[1]

  • to be born female and of French nationality or naturalization,
  • to have an age of 18 to 24 years on 15 November of the year of the contest,
  • to be at least 1.70 meters tall,
  • to be never married and without children
  • to have a clean police record

One should not:

  • have had her image exploited in a manner that could be incompatible or pose an obstacle to the organizers' rights,
  • have taken part in a competing pageant,
  • have done cosmetic surgery and have appearance prosthetics (wig, colored contact lenses, etc.),
  • have visible tattoos or piercings (except earrings).
  • have ever posed partially or completely naked. Doing so after winning is also prohibited, and causes definitive loss of the title.

History[edit]

La plus belle femme de France[edit]

The first organizer of the Miss France contest was Maurice de Waleffe, a journalist. In 1920 he organized a beauty contest whose winner was to be chosen by filmgoers. The contest was called "La plus belle femme de France" – "The most beautiful woman of France".[10]

The first contest had 1,700 entrants, from which a jury chose 49 finalists. Each week for seven weeks, filmgoers received a ballot with seven different names. The winner was Agnès Souret.[11] The contest was repeated in 1921, with the winner Pauline Pô, after which it was discontinued.

Miss France[edit]

In 1926, the contest winner was called "Miss France" for the first time. The contest was discontinued after the 1940 contest because of World War II, and de Waleffe died in 1946.[11]

Starting in 1947, several different groups organized national beauty contests, some of which carried the name Miss France. One of them, founded by Jean Raibaut, was formally organized under the name "Club Charly's" in 1950.[11] The contest organized by Endemol traces its roots to a contest run by an informal group led by Guy Rinaldo and Louis de Fontenay that called itself "Comité Miss France" and crowned its first winner in 1947. After the commencement of the Miss World contest in 1951 and the Miss Universe contest in 1952, the "Comité Miss France" formally organized in 1954, with Rinaldo as president, under the name "Comité Miss France – Miss Europe – Miss Universe."[3]

In these early days, however, the organizers of the global contests did not necessarily have entrants who had won what might be considered the corresponding national contest. The entrant for Miss Universe 1953 from France, for instance, was Christiane Martel, who had won the Miss Cinémonde contest, also organized by Rinaldo, and not Sylviane Carpentier, who had won the Miss France contest.[12] Similarly, the entrant for Miss World 1953 was Denise Perrier. As a result, even though France won both the Miss World and Miss Universe contests in 1953, two different women were the winners, and neither was the winner of the Miss France contest.

The Miss France War[edit]

The administrative secretary of the "Comité Miss France – Miss Europe – Miss Universe" was Geneviève Mulmann, who along with Louis de Fontenay ousted Rinaldo on 14 September 1956. Louis and Geneviève subsequently both took the name de Fontenay, presented themselves as a married couple and had two children together, though they never married. Rinaldo formed a rival association called the "Comité Miss France de Paris". And "Club Charly's" continued to name its own Miss France. Several lawsuits and countersuits ensued.[3]

The war claimed its first injury in April 1983. The de Fontenay committee had deposed Isabelle Turpault for posing for nude photographs. After Turpault made some disparaging remarks about Geneviève de Fontenay, Turpault alleged that one of the de Fontenay children, Xavier, punched her on the Champs-Élysées.[13]

In 1986, Geneviève de Fontenay registered the trademark "Miss France" with the Institut National de la Propriété Intellectuelle (INPI), and defended it from a challenge by the Rinaldo committee. She renewed the trademark in 1996.[3]

In 1999, Eric Morley, founder and organizer of the Miss World contest, revoked the license of the de Fontenay committee and awarded it to the Rinaldo committee, headed by Antoine de Villejoie after Rinaldo's death in 1991.[14] The license was subsequently awarded to Endemol, and starting in 2005 the winner of the Endemol contest or her designated replacement has participated in Miss World.

Big Four pageants[edit]

In the early years of the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International contests, it was rare for the winner of the Miss France contest to compete in both (see table below). From 1961 to 1993, however, the winner of Miss France, or her runner-up, generally competed in international pageantry.

In 1971, the Miss France winner, Myriam Stocco, competed in both the Miss World and Miss Universe contests. From then until 1993, 17 of the 23 Miss France winners competed in both global contests.

Starting in 1994, the de Fontenay committee stopped sending the winner or runner-up to Miss World, a situation that led to the shift of the license to the Rinaldo committee in 1999.[14] Since 2005, however, the entrant in both global contests has been the winner of the Miss France contest organized by Endemol or her designated replacement.

Nowadays, Miss France Organization sends the country's representative to the Big Four international beauty pageants: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International contests.

Titleholders[edit]

La plus belle femme de France[edit]

Year Miss France Province
1920 Agnès Souret Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine
1921 Pauline Pô † Flag of Corsica.svg Corse

Pre-World War II[edit]

Year Miss France Province
1927 Roberte Cusey † Blason fr Franche-Comté.svg Jura
1928 Raymonde Allain Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
1929 Germaine Laborde † Flag of Gascogne.svg Gascogne
Madeleine Mourgues Flag of Roussillon.svg Roussillon
1930 Yvette Labrousse Drapeau de Lyon.svg Lyon
1931 Jeanne Juillia Flag of Midi-Pyrénées.svg Garonne
Lucienne Nahmias Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1932 Lyne Quesson de Souza Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Côte d'Azur
1933 Jacqueline Bertin Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1934 Simone Barillier Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1935 Elisabeth Pitz Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
Gisèle Préville Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1936 Lynne Lassal Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie
1937 Jacqueline Janet Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
1938 Annie Garrigues[15] Flag of Roussillon.svg Pyrénées-Orientales
1939 Ginette Catriens Flag of Île-de-France.svg Île-de-France
1940 Joséphine Ladwig Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace

Post-World War II[edit]

Year Miss France Province
1947 Yvonne Viseux
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Côte d'Azur
1948 Jacqueline Donny
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1949 Juliette Figueras
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1950 Maryse Delort
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1951 Nicole Drouin
Flag of Saint-Tropez.svg Saint-Tropez
1952 Josiane Pouy
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Côte d'Argent
1953 Sylviane Carpentier †[a]
Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie
Christiane Martel
Flag of Lorraine.svg Lorraine (Runner Up)
Denise Perrier
Logo de la ville de Saint-Raphaël.png Saint-Raphaël (Runner Up)
1954 Irène Tunc
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Côte d'Azur
1955 Véronique Zuber
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1956 Maryse Fabre
Flag of Morocco.svg Maroc (Is no longer a territory of france)
1957 Sylvie-Rosine Numez
Flag of Rhône-Alpes.svg Saint-Étienne
1958 Monique Negler
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
1959 Monique Chiron
Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie
1960 Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien
Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
1961 Michèle Wargnier
Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
1962 Monique Lemaire
Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
1963 Muguette Fabris
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Île-de-France
1964 Jacqueline Gayraud
Flag of Pays-de-la-Loire.svg Vendée
1965 Christiane Sibellin
Drapeau de Lyon.svg Lyon
1966 Michèle Boulé
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Cannes
1967 Jeanne Beck
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
1968 Christiane Lillio
Flag of Rhône-Alpes.svg Saint-Étienne
1969 Suzanne Angly
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
1970 Michelle Beaurain
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1971 Myriam Stocco
Flag of Languedoc-Roussillon.svg Languedoc-Roussillon
1972 Claudine Cassereau
Flag of Poitou.svg Poitou
1973 Isabelle Nadia Krumacker
Flag of Lorraine.svg Lorraine
1974 Edna Tepava
Flag of Tahiti.svg Tahiti
1975 Sophie Perin
Flag of Lorraine.svg Lorraine
1976 Monique Uldaric
Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Réunion
1977 Véronique Fagot
Flag of Poitou.svg Poitou
1978 Brigitte Konjovic
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1979 Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Marseille
1980 Patricia Barzyk
Blason fr Franche-Comté.svg Jura
1981 Isabelle Sophie Benárd
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
1982 Sabrina Belleval
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Côte d'Azur
1983 Frederique Marcelle Leroy
Flag of Gironde.svg Bordeaux
1984 Martine Robine
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
1985 Suzanne Iskandar
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
1986 Valérie Pascale
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1987 Nathalie Marquay
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
1988 Sylvie Bertin
Flag of Rhône-Alpes.svg Bourg-en-Bresse
1989 Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine
1990 Gaëlle Voiry
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine
1991 Maréva Georges
Flag of Tahiti.svg Tahiti
1992 Linda Hardy
Flag of Pays-de-la-Loire.svg Pays de Loire
1993 Véronique de la Cruz
Unofficial flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg Guadeloupe
1994 Valérie Claisse
Flag of Pays-de-la-Loire.svg Pays de Loire
1995 Mélody Vilbert
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine
1996 Laure Belleville
Savoie flag.svg Pays de Savoie
1997 Patricia Spehar
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Paris
1998 Sophie Thalmann
Flag of Lorraine.svg Lorraine
1999 Maréva Galanter
Flag of Tahiti.svg Tahiti
2000 Sonia Rolland
Ancient Flag of Burgundy.svg Bourgogne
2001 Élodie Gossuin
Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie
2002 Sylvie Tellier
Drapeau de Lyon.svg Lyon
2003 Corinne Coman
Unofficial flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg Guadeloupe
2004 Lætitia Bléger
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
2005 Cindy Fabre
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
2006 Alexandra Rosenfeld
Flag of Languedoc-Roussillon.svg Languedoc
2007 Rachel Legrain-Trapani
Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie
2008 Valérie Bègue
Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Réunion
2009 Chloé Mortaud
Flag of Midi-Pyrénées.svg Albigeois Midi-Pyrénées
2010 Malika Ménard
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie
2011 Laury Thilleman
Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg Bretagne
2012 Delphine Wespiser
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace
2013 Marine Lorphelin
Ancient Flag of Burgundy.svg Bourgogne
2014 Flora Coquerel
Orléanais flag.svg Orléanais
2015 Camille Cerf
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais
2016 Iris Mittenaere
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais
2017 Alicia Aylies Flag of French Guiana.svg Guyane
2018 Maëva Coucke Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Note
  • a 1953: Sylviane Carpentier was refused by Miss France to travel for Miss Universe and Miss World as she had to prepare her wedding.

Big Four pageants under Miss France[edit]

France has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[16][17] These are Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.[18][19][20]

The Boldface indicates winner of the Miss World or Miss Universe pageant : France has two Miss Universe (1953, 2016) and one Miss World (1953).

   Miss France
   Miss France 1st Runner-up
   Miss France 2nd Runner-up
   Miss France 3rd Runner-up
   Miss France 4th Runner-up
   Miss France Miss France Outre-Mer
   Miss France Semi-Finalists
   Miss France Appointed

1951-1959[edit]

Year Miss France Miss Universe France Miss World France
1951 Nicole Drouin N/A Jacqueline Lemoine
1952 Josiane Pouy Claude Godart Nicole Drouin[21]
1953 Sylviane Carpentier Christiane Martel
WINNER
Denise Perrier
WINNER
1954 Irène Tunc Jacqueline Beer
Top 16
Claudine Bleuse
3rd Runner-up[22]
1955 Véronique Zuber Claudie Petit Gisele Thierry
5th Runner-up[23]
1956 Maryse Fabre Anita Treyens
Top 15
Genevieve Solare
1957 Sylvie-Rosine Numez Lisa Simon Claude Inès Navarro
5th Runner-up[24]
1958 Monique Negler Monique Boulinguez Claudine Auger
1st Runner-up
1959 Monique Chiron Françoise St-Laurent
Top 15
Marie Hélène Trové

1960-2012[edit]

Year Miss France Miss Universe France Miss World France Miss International France
1960 Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien
Florence Eyrie Diane Medina
Top 15
Suzanne Degrémont
1961 Luce Auger
Simone Darot
Top 15
Michèle Wargnier
3rd Runner-up
Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien
1962 Monique Lemaire
Sabine Surget Monique Lemaire
2nd Runner-up
N/A
1963 Muguette Fabris
Île-de-France
Monique Lemaire
Top 15[21]
Muguette Fabris
6th Runner-up
Marie-Josée LeCocq
1964 Jacqueline Gayraud
Edith Noël
Top 10
Jacqueline Gayraud
Top 16
Brigitte Pradel
1965 Christiane Sibellin
Marie-Thérèse Tullio Christiane Sibellin
Top 16
Marie-Perron
1966 Michèle Boulé
Michèle Boulé Michèle Boulé
Top 15
Contest Canceled
1967 Jeanne Beck
Anne Vernier Carole Noe
Top 15
Martine Grateau
1968 Christiane Lillio
Elizabeth Cadren
Top 15
Nelly Gallerne
Top 15
Nelly Gallerne
Top 15
1969 Suzanne Angly
Agathe Cognet Suzanne Angly
Top 15
Sophie Yallant
1970 Michelle Beaurain
Île-de-France
Françoise Durand-Behot Michelle Beaurain Dominique Pasquier
1971 Myriam Stocco
Myriam Stocco
5th Runner-up
Myriam Stocco
6th Runner-up
Laurence Vallée
1972 Claudine Cassereau
Claudine Cassereau Claudine Cassereau Suzanne Angly
Top 15
1973 Isabelle Nadia Krumacker
Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Christine Schmidth
Top 15
1974 Edna Tepava
Brigitte Marie Flayac Edna Tepava Josiane Bouffeni
1975 Sophie Perin
Sophie Perin Sophie Perin Isabelle Nadia Krumacker
Top 15
Miss Photogenic
1976 Monique Uldaric
Monique Uldaric Monique Uldaric Sophie Perin
WINNER
1977 Véronique Fagot
Véronique Fagot Véronique Fagot
Top 15'
Catherine Pouchele
1978 Brigitte Konjovic
Île-de-France
Brigitte Konjovic Kelly Hoarau Véronique Fagot
1979 Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Martine Juliette David
1980 Patricia Barzyk
Brigitte Choquet Patricia Barzyk
1st Runner-up
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera
Top 10
Miss Photogenic
1981 Isabelle Sophie Benárd
Isabelle Sophie Benárd Isabelle Sophie Benárd Beatriz Peyet
1982 Sabrina Belleval
Martine Marie Philipps Martine Marie Philipps Isabelle Rochard
1983 Frederique Marcelle Leroy
Frederique Marcelle Leroy Frederique Marcelle Leroy Valérie Guenveur
1984 Martine Robine
Martine Robine Martine Robine Corinne Terrason
1985 Suzanne Iskandar
Suzanne Iskandar Nathalie Jones (New-Caledonia) Nathalie Jones (New-Caledonia)
1986 Valérie Pascale
Île-de-France
Catherine Carew (Guadeloupe) Catherine Carew (Guadeloupe) Cathy Billaudeau
1987 Nathalie Marquay
Nathalie Marquay Nathalie Marquay
6th Runner-up
Joelle Annik Ramyhed
1988 Sylvie Bertin
Claudia Frittolini Claudia Frittolini Nathalie Marquay
Top 10
1989 Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski
Pascale Meotti Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski Dorothée Lambert
1990 Gaëlle Voiry
Gaëlle Voiry
21ème
Gaëlle Voiry Celine Marteau
1991 Maréva Georges
Maréva Georges
Top 10
Maréva Georges
Top 10
Catherine Clarysse
1st Runner-up
1992 Linda Hardy
Linda Hardy Linda Hardy Benedicte Marie Delmas
1993 Véronique de la Cruz
Véronique de la Cruz Véronique de la Cruz
6th Runner-up
Marie-Ange Noelle Contart
1994 Valérie Claisse
Valérie Claisse
36ème
Radiah Latidine Nathalie Pereira
1995 Mélody Vilbert
Corinne Lauret
17ème
Hélène Lantoine Mélody Vilbert
Top 10
1996 Laure Belleville
Laure Belleville
11ème
Séverine Deroualle Nancy Cornelia Delettrez
1997 Patricia Spehar
Île-de-France
Patricia Spehar
37ème
Laure Belleville[21] Marie Pauline Borg
2nd Runner-up
1998 Sophie Thalmann
Sophie Thalmann Véronique Caloc
1st Runner-up
Patricia Spehar
Top 10
1999 Maréva Galanter
Maréva Galanter
13ème
Sandra Bretones Céline Cheuva
2000 Sonia Rolland
Sonia Rolland
Top 10
Karine Meier Tatiana Michèle Bouguer
2001 Élodie Gossuin
Élodie Gossuin
Top 10
Emmanuelle Chossat Nawal Benhlal
2002 Sylvie Tellier
Sylvie Tellier
42ème
Caroline Chamorand Emmanuelle Jogadinsinski
1st Runner-up
2003 Corinne Coman
Emmanuelle Chossat Virginie Dubois Elodie Couffin
2004 Lætitia Bléger
Lætitia Bléger Lætitia Marciniak Lucie Degletagne
2005 Cindy Fabre
Cindy Fabre
29ème
Cindy Fabre Cynthia Tevere
Top 10
2006 Alexandra Rosenfeld
Alexandra Rosenfeld
22ème
Laura Fasquel[25] Marie-Charlotte Meré
2007 Rachel Legrain-Trapani
Rachel Legrain-Trapani
52ème
Rachel Legrain-Trapani Sophie Vouzelaud
2008 Valérie Bègue
Laura Tanguy Laura Tanguy Vicky Michaud
2009 Chloé Mortaud
Chloé Mortaud
Top 10
Chloé Mortaud
3rd Runner-up
Mathilde Muller
2010 Malika Ménard
Malika Ménard
Top 15
Virginie Dechenaud
Top 25
Florima Treiber
Top 10
2011 Laury Thilleman
Laury Thilleman
Top 10
Clémence Oleksy Laura Maurey
2012 Delphine Wespiser
Marie Payet
Top 10
Delphine Wespiser Marion Amelineau

2013-2015[edit]

Year Miss France Miss Universe France Miss World France Miss Earth France Miss International France
2013 Marine Lorphelin
Hinarani de Longeaux
17ème
Marine Lorphelin
1st Runner-up
Continental Queen of Europe
Sophie Garenaux
Top 16
N/A
2014 Flora Coquerel
Camille Cerf
Top 15
Flora Coquerel Laëtizia Penmellen
Miss Photogenic
Aurianne Sinacola
Best Body
2015 Camille Cerf
Flora Coquerel
3rd Runner-up
Hinarere Taputu
Top 11
Alyssa Wurtz
Top 16
Charlotte Pirroni

2016-Present[edit]

Year Miss France Miss Universe France Miss World France
2016 Iris Mittenaere Iris Mittenaere
Miss Universe 2016
Morgane Edvige
Top 20
2017 Alicia Aylies Alicia Aylies Aurore Kichenin
Top 5
2018 Maëva Coucke Eva Colas
TBD
Maëva Coucke
TBD

Hosts[edit]

Venue[edit]

Winners Gallery[edit]

Disputes and vacancies[edit]

The title has been declared vacant on several occasions, with the runner-up generally fulfilling the term of the winner.

Year Winner Replacement Reasons
1935 Elisabeth Pitz Giselle Preville Pitz returned her crown after 2 hours and was replaced by Preville.[26]
1954 Irène Tunc Danielle Génault No reason given,[26] though Tunc was already starting to appear in movies.[27]
1956 Maryse Fabre Gisèle Charbit Fabre's election rescinded after public protests. Charbit was elected the following evening.[26]
1961 Luce Auger Michèle Wargnier Auger deposed for being a mother, even though she had informed the organizers.[28]
1966 Michèle Boulé Monique Boucher No reason given,[26] although Boulé competed in both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.
1972 Chantal Bouvier de la Motte Claudine Cassereau Resigned because of injuries from a fall from a horse.[26]
1978 Pascale Taurua Brigitte Konjovic Taurua resigned to return to New Caledonia rather than stay in France for a year. The first runner-up, Kelly Hoarau from Reunion Island, declined also, but competed in the Miss World contest. Konjovic, second runner-up, took the position and competed in Miss Universe.[26]
1983 Isabelle Turpault Frederique Marcelle Leroy Deposed for posing nude in a magazine.[26]
1988 Sylvie Bertin Claudia Frittolini Deposed for refusing to participate in Miss Universe contest.[26]
2004 Laetitia Bléger Lucie Degletagne Deposed for six months for posing nude in Playboy. Restored after apologizing. Successfully sued her agent for manipulating her.[26]
2008 Valérie Bègue Laura Tanguy Repudiated by Geneviève de Fontenay for "scandalous" photos in a magazine,[29] but retained her title with the support of Endemol. She agreed not to compete in the global contests. The first runner-up, Miss New Caledonia, Vahinerii Requillart, decided to not compete in Miss Universe because she wanted to continue studying.[30] Tanguy, the second runner-up, competed in the Miss World and Miss Universe contests.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miss France registration form[permanent dead link] (in French)
  2. ^ MISS FRANCE SAS sur SOCIETE.COM (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d WIPO Domain Name Decision (in French)
  4. ^ a b L'entreprise "Miss France" Archived 11 December 2012 at Archive.is (in French)
  5. ^ Boquet-Vautor, Lorelei (17 December 2017). "Miss France 2018 : La grande gagnante est Maeva Coucke alias Miss Nord Pas de Calais" (in French). TF1. 
  6. ^ "À CHÂTEAUROUX, MAËVA COUCKE, MISS NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS DEVIENT MISS FRANCE 2018 !" (in French). Wit. 16 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Maëva Coucke, Miss Nord Pas-de-Calais, wins Miss France 2018". Lucire. 17 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "France's Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2016". 30 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Miss France 2010 : Malika Ménard élue avec 34% des votes du public Archived 18 July 2012 at Archive.is (in French)
  10. ^ La société Miss France (in French)
  11. ^ a b c Historique
  12. ^ Critical Beauty – The Miss France Controversy Archived 19 November 2008 at Archive.is
  13. ^ Critical Beauty – The Miss France Controversy Archived 8 July 2011 at Archive.is
  14. ^ a b "Miss World and Miss France Statement Issued by Eric Morley", reprinted in "La vérité tirée du chapeau," pp. 132–133
  15. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Miss Pyrénées-Orientales élue Miss France en 1938, 7 decembre 2014
  16. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  17. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  18. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  19. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  20. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  21. ^ a b c Won previous year's Miss France contest.
  22. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1954 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1955 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1957 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ Miss World 2006: Meet the Contestants Rosenfeld declined to participate in Miss World after a "sour experience" at Miss Universe.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Palmarès des Miss France depuis 1920 à nos jours (in French)
  27. ^ Irène Tunc at IMDB.com
  28. ^ "Il lui a fallu six ans de procedure pour reconquerir son titre de Miss France", L'Aurore, 7 April 1967, reprinted in "La vérité tirée du chapeau", p. 85 (in French). Despite the title of the article, Luce Auger did not regain her title.
  29. ^ Miss France Valerie Begue Photos Scandal Archived 2 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ Vahinerii Requillart décline l'offre du Comité Miss France

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