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Miss France 2023: Meet the 30 contestants

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Miss France 2023 will broadcast on December 17 live on TF1 from M.A.CH 36 in Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire. It will be the host city's second time holding the national pageant after the 2018 edition. A total of 30 contestants representing various regions and departments of France will be vying for the prestigious national title currently held by Diane Leyre of Île-de-France. The upcoming competition marks the 93rd edition of the Miss France pageant which currently holds the license to send representatives to Miss Universe and Miss World. Meet the contestants: Miss Alsace 2022 - Camille Sedira Miss Aquitaine 2022 - Orianne Galvez-Soto Miss Auvergne 2022 - Alissia Ladeveze Miss Bourgogne 2022 - Lara Lebretton Miss Bretagne 2022 - Énora Moal Miss Centre-Val de Loire 2022 - Coraline Lerasle Miss Champagne-Ardenne 2022 - Solène Scholer Miss Corse 2022 - Orianne Meloni Miss Côte d’Azur 2022 - Flavy Barla Miss Franche-Comté 2022 - Marion Navarro Miss Guadeloupe 2022 - Indira Ampiot Mis

Clémence Botino to represent France at 71st Miss World

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Miss France 2020 Clémence Botino has been officially announced on Tuesday, October 11 to represent France at the 71st Miss World pageant. Hailing from Guadeloupe, the 25-year-old island beauty was crowned Miss Guadeloupe 2019 prior to winning the prestigious Miss France pageant. She was sent to Miss Universe 2021 in Israel last December and managed to place in the Top 10 among 80 contestants. Clemence is a hard-working student who believes that school and education are keys to success. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in art history at Sorbonne University in Paris. As a rum ambassador, she considers French rum as a luxury product that deserves international recognition and she thinks the youth must be encouraged to learn more about the local economy. She also wants to show that there is nothing women cannot do even in a male-dominated industry. The new Miss World France is the third Miss Guadeloupe to represent France at the Miss World pageant next to Véronique de la C

Floriane Bascou to represent France at 71st Miss Universe

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Miss France 2022 first runner-up Floriane Bascou has been officially announced on Tuesday, October 11 to represent France at the 71st Miss Universe pageant. In an official statement, the reigning Miss France Diane Leyre revealed the reason she will not be able to participate in Miss Universe is "due to lack of time and preparation" after crowning her successor at Miss France 2023 in December. The newly appointed Miss Universe France is 20 years old and hails from Le Lamentin, a city in the French overseas department and region of Martinique. She is a graduate of a scientific baccalaureate specializing in life and earth sciences. Floriane is currently pursuing studies in preparatory health with a law option and aims of becoming an orthodontist in the future. She has always been interested in the medical field from an early age. It is her desire to be able to help and contribute to the well-being of others. Prior to competing at Miss France 2022, she was crowned Miss Martinique

Meet Miss International Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands 2022

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The representatives of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands for the 60th Miss International pageant have been selected in a special event that took place last weekend at Beej Bertje in Maastricht. Loren Venx was named Miss International Belgium 2022 while Jasmin Selberg and Marisol Soliana were awarded the titles Miss International Germany and Netherlands, respectively. Joining them was Miss International 2020/2021 France Maya Albert, who won her own title last year in the northern french city of Roubaix. The "Miss International Festival" event was organized by pageant director Katia Maes, a Belgian native who is now based in the Netherlands. Loren, Jasmin, Marisol, and Maya are now preparing to represent their respective countries at Miss International 2022 in Tokyo, Japan this December. "It is a dream come true for me. As a teenager, I was a really big fan of the Japanese pop culture, including anime, manga, Harajuku fashion as well as various Japanese musicians,"

Former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere announces engagement

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Wedding bells are on the way for former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere as she announced her engagement to entrepreneur Diego El Glaoui. The French beauty took to social media on Saturday, August 27 to share the happy news, which has received a lot of congratulatory messages. "It was on the shores of Lake Como that we said it would be forever," she wrote in French. Iris was crowned Miss France 2016 and went on to win the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines. She was the second representative from her country to win the title next to Christiane Martel who won in 1953. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Iris Mittenaere (@irismittenaeremf) Photos: Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere / Instagram

Miss France 2023: Meet newly elected contestants from Côte d’Azur, Provence, Saint-Martin Saint-Barthelemy, Guadeloupe and Corse

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Miss France 2023, the 93rd edition of the Miss France pageant, will take place in December at M.A.CH 36 in Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire. Miss France organization made the official announcement of the host city last May. It will be the second time for Châteauroux to host the pageant after the 2018 edition. Reigning queen Diane Leyre of Île-de-France will crown her successor at the end of the event and the winner is expected to represent France at Miss Universe and Miss World. Meet the newly elected contestants from Côte d’Azur, Provence, Saint-Martin Saint-Barthelemy, Guadeloupe and Corse: Miss Côte d'Azur 2022 Flavy Barla Miss Provence 2022 Chana Goyons Miss Saint-Martin Saint-Barthelemy 2022 Inès Tessier Miss Guadeloupe 2022 Indira Ampiot Miss Corse 2022 Orianne Meloni Photos: Miss France

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Guinea

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, and Guinea: COLOMBIA - Andrea Aguilera - After completing her studies in Journalism and Neurolinguistics Programming, Andrea is currently working as a Journalist, TV Presenter, and Teacher of Early Childhood Care. She is a keen snowboarder and cheerleader and sings soprano in the Antioquia Music Conservatory. Andrea’s favorite film is ‘The Pink Panther’ and she enjoys eating seafood, pizza, and traditional Colombian food. Andrea’s Beauty with a Purpose project “Bottles of Love” directs its efforts to aid the less fortunate children of Colombia who are in the need of nutrition, recreation, and decent housing. Working with Othello Nutrition, Andrea provided specialized nutritional treatment to hundreds of children with

Miss Universe 2022 rumored to be hosted in France

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Miss Universe 2022 will be held in Paris, France according to a now-deleted social media post of Israeli fashion photographer Itai Kadosh. This will of course remain a rumor until the Miss Universe Organization releases an official confirmation announcing the host country of the next Miss Universe edition. If so happened that the rumor is true, it will be the first time for France to host the competition and the second time for Europe since Miss Universe 2000 in Cyprus. The 71st Miss Universe pageant will probably take place before the annual Miss France competition in December. Photo: Yann Caradec

Miss France 2022 is Diane Leyre of Île-de-France

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Diane Leyre, representing the northern Ile-de-France region, was crowned Miss France 2022 in a glittering national final held on Saturday, December 11 at the Zenith in Caen. The 24-year-old international trade graduate bested 28 other beauties to win the beauty title. She succeeds Amandine Petit of Normandy and became the 16th woman from her region to win Miss France. Floriane Bascou of Martinique and Cécile Wolfrom of Alsace were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Tumateata Buisson of Tahiti and Youssra Askry of Normandy completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss France will either represent her country at the international Miss Universe or Miss World pageant next year. Photos: Sipa Press / Miss France

Miss Universe France Clémence Botino tests positive for COVID-19 in Israel

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Miss Universe France Clémence Botino will be isolated for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Israel. The 24-year-old beauty who hails from Guadeloupe came to Israel to participate in the 70th Miss Universe pageant to be held on December 12. Unfortunately, her test results came back positive for the viral infection.  In a statement shared on her social media account, she said: "I was shocked and sad, it is truly hard. I'm a really positive person and I work really hard, and the past two years have been tough." "Even if it is hard I won't give up. Life has brought me to Israel and everything is ready. Every situation is supposed to make us stronger," she added. Clémence also encouraged her followers to be safe "because the virus is still here." There is no confirmation yet if she will be able to continue with participation in the upcoming Miss Universe final competition should her test comes back negative after isolating. P

Miss Elegance France 2021 Candice Guivarch to compete in Miss Earth 2021

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Normandy's Candice Guivarch was crowned Miss Elegance France 2021 in a competition held last June 26 at Splendid Hotel in Dax, Landes. The 21-year-old model and business school student from Etalondes, Seine-Maritime, bested 19 other contestants to win the national title. Amélie Gigan was named first runner-up while Eléa-Loup Gautier, Marie Victoire Schwerdel and Solène Girard were the second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Candice will now prepare to represent France at the Miss Earth 2021 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Photo: Willy Dupont / Comité Miss Elégance France

Mister France 2021 is Bilal Malek of Normandy

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Mister Normandie, Bilal Malek, was named Mister France 2021 in a competition held on Saturday, May 8 in Montpellier, Hérault. The 25-year-old master's student in international marketing from Le Havre bested 23 other contestants to win his national title. He succeeds Mister France 2020 Thomas Cornelus. Mister Corse, Anael Fridi, and Mister Languedoc, Gaultier Aucher, were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Photos: Mister France