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]

Miss France
Formation1920
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersParis
Location
Membership
Official language
French
National Director
Sylvie Tellier
Websitetf1.fr/miss-france/

The current Miss France is Amandine Petit of Normandy who was crowned on 19 December 2020 in Les Epesses, Pays de la 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 of 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, former Miss France.

RulesEdit

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]

The following qualifications are required to become Miss France:[1]

  • to be female and of French nationality or naturalization,
  • to have an age of 18 to 25 years on 1 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.

HistoryEdit

La plus belle femme de FranceEdit

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 FranceEdit

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 WarEdit

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 pageantsEdit

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: Miss Universe and Miss World contests. If the reigning Miss France is unable to participate in one of the two contests, it is usually her première dauphine (first runner-up) that represents France in the one that she doesn't take part in. However, it is not unusual that one of her other dauphines or even her Miss France predecessor can potentially take that vacant spot. Sometimes, the reigning titleholder and her predecessor will switch years in order to eliminate any scheduling conflicts between one of the two pageants and the following Miss France competition (for example, Flora Coquerel (2014) going Miss Universe 2015 and Camille Cerf (2015) going to Miss Universe 2014) when the current titleholder is due to pass on her crown.

TitleholdersEdit

La plus belle femme de FranceEdit

Year Miss France Represented Host city
1920 Agnès Souret   Aquitaine Paris, Île-de-France
1921 Pauline Pô   Corsica Paris, Île-de-France

Pre-World War IIEdit

Year Miss France Represented Host city
1927 Roberte Cusey   Jura Paris, Île-de-France
1928 Raymonde Allain   Brittany Paris, Île-de-France
1929 Germaine Laborde   Gascony Paris, Île-de-France
Madeleine Mourgues   Roussillon Paris, Île-de-France
1930 Yvette Labrousse   Lyon Paris, Île-de-France
1931 Jeanne Juillia   Garonne Paris, Île-de-France
Lucienne Nahmias   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1932 Lyne Quesson de Souza   Côte d'Azur Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1933 Jacqueline Bertin   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1934 Simone Barillier   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1935 Elisabeth Pitz   Saarbrücken[a] Paris, Île-de-France
Gisèle Préville   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1936 Lynne Lassal   Picardy Paris, Île-de-France
1937 Jacqueline Janet   Brittany Paris, Île-de-France
1938 Annie Garrigues[15]   Pyrénées-Orientales Paris, Île-de-France
1939 Ginette Catriens   Île-de-France Paris, Île-de-France
1940 Joséphine Ladwig   Alsace Paris, Île-de-France

Post-World War IIEdit

Year Miss France Represented Host city Notes
1947 Yvonne Viseux   Côte d'Azur Paris, Île-de-France
1948 Jacqueline Donny   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1949 Juliette Figueras   Paris Paris, Île-de-France
1950 Maryse Delort   Paris Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1951 Nicole Drouin   Saint-Tropez Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1952 Josiane Pouy   Côte d'Argent Bordeaux, Aquitaine
1953 Sylviane Carpentier   Picardy Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Rhône-Alpes
1954 Irène Tunc   Côte d'Azur Évian-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpes
1955 Véronique Zuber   Paris Fontainebleau, Île-de-France
1956 Gisèle Charbit   Morocco[b] Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1957 Sylvie-Rosine Numez   Saint-Étienne Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
1958 Monique Negler   Normandy Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées
1959 Monique Chiron   Picardy Reims, Champagne-Ardenne
1960 Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien   Côte d'Émeraude Aix-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1961 Michèle Wargnier   Brittany Aix-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
1962 Monique Lemaire   Côte d'Émeraude Le Havre, Normandy Second runner-up at Miss World 1962 and top fifteen at Miss Universe 1963
1963 Muguette Fabris   Île-de-France Bordeaux, Aquitaine Sixth runner-up at Miss World 1963
1964 Jacqueline Gayraud   Vendée Paris, Île-de-France Top sixteen at Miss World 1964
1965 Christiane Sibellin   Lyon Yvelines, Île-de-France Top sixteen at Miss World 1965
1966 Michèle Boulé   Cannes Vendôme, Centre-Val de Loire Top fifteen at Miss World 1966
1967 Jeanne Beck   Normandy Enghien-les-Bains, Île-de-France
1968 Christiane Lillio   Saint-Étienne Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes
1969 Suzanne Angly   Alsace Bordeaux, Aquitaine Top fifteen at Miss World 1969 and top fifteen at Miss International 1972
1970 Michelle Beaurain   Paris Mulhouse, Alsace
1971 Myriam Stocco   Languedoc-Roussillon Rungis, Île-de-France Top twelve at Miss Universe 1971 and sixth runner-up at Miss World 1971
1972 Claudine Cassereau   Poitou Épernay, Champagne-Ardenne
1973 Isabelle Nadia Krumacker   Lorraine Paris, Île-de-France Top fifteen at Miss International 1975
1974 Edna Tepava   Tahiti Paris, Île-de-France
1975 Sophie Perin   Lorraine Paris, Île-de-France Miss International 1976
1976 Monique Uldaric   Réunion Évry, Île-de-France
1977 Véronique Fagot   Poitou Paris, Île-de-France Top fifteen at Miss World 1977
1978 Pascale Taurua   New Caledonia Paris, Île-de-France Taurua resigned the title shortly after wishing due to her wishing to remain in New Caledonia and not move to Paris; she was replaced by her first runner-up Brigitte Konjovic
Brigitte Konjovic   Paris
1979 Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera   Marseilles Paris, Île-de-France Top ten at Miss International 1980
1980 Thilda Fuller   Tahiti Paris, Île-de-France Fuller resigned the title three days after winning and was replaced by her first runner-up Patricia Barzyk
Patricia Barzyk   Jura Second runner-up at Miss World 1980
1981 Isabelle Sophie Benard   Normandy Paris, Île-de-France
1982 Sabrina Belleval   Côte d'Azur Paris, Île-de-France
1983 Isabelle Turpault   Paris Paris, Île-de-France Turpault was dethroned after it was discovered that she had participated in an erotic photoshoot, and was replaced by her first runner-up Frédérique Marcelle Leroy
Frédérique Marcelle Leroy   Bordeaux
1984 Martine Robine   Normandy Paris, Île-de-France
1985 Suzanne Iskandar   Alsace Paris, Île-de-France First winner with dual nationality, being French-Lebanese
1986 Valérie Pascale   Île-de-France Paris, Île-de-France
1987 Nathalie Marquay   Alsace Paris, Île-de-France Top twelve at Miss World 1987 and top ten at Miss International 1988
1988 Sylvie Bertin   Bresse-Bugey Paris, Île-de-France
1989 Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski   Aquitaine Saint-Denis, Île-de-France
1990 Gaëlle Voiry   Aquitaine Saint-Denis, Île-de-France
1991 Mareva Georges   Tahiti La Défense, Île-de-France Top ten at Miss Universe 1991 and top ten at Miss World 1991
1992 Linda Hardy   Pays de la Loire La Défense, Île-de-France
1993 Véronique de la Cruz   Guadeloupe La Défense, Île-de-France Top ten at Miss World 1993; first black titleholder
1994 Valérie Claisse   Pays de la Loire La Défense, Île-de-France
1995 Mélody Vilbert   Aquitaine La Défense, Île-de-France Top ten at Miss International 1995
1996 Laure Belleville   Pays de Savoie Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1997 Patricia Spehar   Paris Futuroscope, Poitou-Charentes Top ten at Miss International 1998
1998 Sophie Thalmann   Lorraine Deauville, Normandy
1999 Mareva Galanter   Tahiti Nancy, Lorraine
2000 Sonia Rolland   Burgundy Paris, Île-de-France Top ten at Miss Universe 2000
2001 Élodie Gossuin   Picardy Monaco Miss Europe 2001 and top ten at Miss Universe 2001
2002 Sylvie Tellier   Lyon Mulhouse, Alsace National director of the Miss France Committee (2007–present)
2003 Corinne Coman   Guadeloupe Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
2004 Lætitia Bléger   Alsace Deauville, Normandy Later posed in the French edition of Playboy and had her title temporarily stripped for the photoshoot until later reconciling
2005 Cindy Fabre   Normandy Tours, Centre-Val de Loire
2006 Alexandra Rosenfeld   Languedoc Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Miss Europe 2006
2007 Rachel Legrain-Trapani   Picardy Futuroscope, Poitou-Charentes
2008 Valérie Bègue   Réunion Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais After her crowning, erotic photos were published of Bègue, against pageant rules; due to public support from people of Réunion and politicians, a compromise was made where she was allowed to keep her title, but could not compete internationally nor crown her successor.
2009 Chloé Mortaud   Albigeois-Midi-Pyrénées Puy du Fou, Pays de la Loire Top ten at Miss Universe 2009 and top seven at Miss World 2009
2010 Malika Ménard   Normandy Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Top fifteen at Miss Universe 2010
2011 Laury Thilleman   Brittany Caen, Normandy Top ten at Miss Universe 2011
2012 Delphine Wespiser   Alsace Brest, Brittany
2013 Marine Lorphelin   Burgundy Limoges, Limousin First runner-up at Miss World 2013
2014 Flora Coquerel   Orléanais Dijon, Burgundy Top five at Miss Universe 2015
2015 Camille Cerf   Nord-Pas-de-Calais Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire Top fifteen at Miss Universe 2014
2016 Iris Mittenaere   Nord-Pas-de-Calais Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Miss Universe 2016
2017 Alicia Aylies   French Guiana Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon
2018 Maëva Coucke   Nord-Pas-de-Calais Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire Top twelve at Miss World 2018 and top ten at Miss Universe 2019
2019 Vaimalama Chaves   Tahiti Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
2020 Clémence Botino   Guadeloupe Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
2021 Amandine Petit   Normandy Puy du Fou, Pays de la Loire

Winners GalleryEdit

List of Miss France winners by regionEdit

Number Region Years
14   Île-de-France
  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1939
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1963
  • 1970
  • 1978[c]
  • 1983[d]
  • 1986
  • 1997
7   Normandy
  • 1958
  • 1967
  • 1981
  • 1984
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2021
  Rhône-Alpes
  • 1930
  • 1957
  • 1965
  • 1968
  • 1988
  • 1996
  • 2002
6   Alsace
  • 1940
  • 1969
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 2004
  • 2012
  Brittany
  • 1928
  • 1937
  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 2011
  Aquitaine
  • 1920
  • 1952
  • 1983[d]
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1995
5   Tahiti
  • 1974
  • 1980[e]
  • 1991
  • 1999
  • 2019
  Côte d'Azur
  • 1932
  • 1947
  • 1951
  • 1954
  • 1982
4   Picardy
  • 1936
  • 1953
  • 2001
  • 2007
  Languedoc-Roussillon
  • 1929
  • 1938
  • 1971
  • 2006
  Poitou-Charentes
  • 1959
  • 1966
  • 1972
  • 1977
3   Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  Lorraine
  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1998
  Pays de la Loire
  • 1964
  • 1992
  • 1994
  Guadeloupe
  • 1993
  • 2003
  • 2020
2   Burgundy
  • 2000
  • 2013
  Midi-Pyrénées
  • 1931
  • 2009
  Réunion
  • 1976
  • 2008
  Franche-Comté
1   French Guiana
  • 2017
  Centre-Val de Loire
  • 2014
  Provence
  • 1979
  New Caledonia
  Morocco[b]
  • 1956
  Saar[a]
  • 1935
  Corsica
  • 1921

Big Four pageants representativesEdit

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner

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, and Miss International and ever sent two delegates to Miss Earth.[18][19][20]

The Boldface indicates winner of the Miss World or Miss Universe pageant : France has two Miss Universe (1953, 2016), one Miss World (1953) and one Miss International (1976).

   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 Winner of Comite Miss France-Paris Contest
Year Miss France Appointing as Representative Placement Special Awards
2021 Amandine Petit
  • Miss Universe France
Clémence Botino TBD TBD
  • Miss World France
TBD TBD TBD
2020 Clémence Botino
  • Miss Universe France
Amandine Petit TBD TBD
2019 Vaimalama Chaves
  • Miss Universe France
Maëva Coucke Top 10
  • Miss World France
Ophély Mézino 1st Runner-up Miss World Europe
Miss World Top Model (3rd runner-up)
Miss World Sport (Top 32)
Beauty with a Purpose (Top 10)
2018 Maëva Coucke
  • Miss Universe France
Eva Colas Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Maëva Coucke Top 12 Miss World Top Model, Head-to-head challenge winner
2017 Alicia Aylies
  • Miss Universe France
Alicia Aylies Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Aurore Kichenin Top 5 Head-to-head challenge winner, Miss World Top Model (Top 30)
2016 Iris Mittenaere
  • Miss Universe France
Iris Mittenaere Miss Universe 2016
  • Miss World France
Morgane Edvige Top 20 Miss World Top Model (Top 5)
2015 Camille Cerf
  • Miss Universe France
Flora Coquerel Top 5
  • Miss World France
Hinarere Taputu Top 11 Miss World Top Model (Top 5), Dance of the World (Top 7), Miss World Sport (Top 24)
  • Miss International France
Charlotte Pirroni Unplaced
  • Miss Earth France
Alyssa Wurtz Top 16
2014 Flora Coquerel
  • Miss Universe France
Camille Cerf Top 15
  • Miss World France
Flora Coquerel Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 20)
  • Miss International France
Aurianne Sinacola Unplaced Miss Perfect Body
  • Miss Earth France
Laëtizia Penmellen Unplaced Miss Photogenic
2013 Marine Lorphelin
  • Miss Universe France
Hinarani de Longeaux 17ème
  • Miss World France
Marine Lorphelin 1st Runner-up Miss World Europe
Beauty With a Purpose (5th Runner-up), Miss World Top Model (Top 10), Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 11),
  • Miss Earth France
Sophie Garenaux Top 16
2012 Delphine Wespiser
  • Miss Universe France
Marie Payet Top 10
  • Miss World France
Delphine Wespiser Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Marion Amelineau Unplaced
2011 Laury Thilleman
  • Miss Universe France
Laury Thilleman Top 10
  • Miss World France
Clémence Oleksy Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Laura Maurey Unplaced
2010 Malika Ménard
  • Miss Universe France
Malika Ménard Top 15
  • Miss World France
Virginie Dechenaud Top 25
  • Miss International France
Florima Treiber Top 10
2009 Chloé Mortaud
  • Miss Universe France
Chloé Mortaud Top 10
  • Miss World France
Chloé Mortaud Top 7
  • Miss International France
Mathilde Muller Unplaced
2008 Valérie Bègue
  • Miss Universe France
Laura Tanguy Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Laura Tanguy Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Vicky Michaud Unplaced
2007 Rachel Legrain-Trapani
  • Miss Universe France
Rachel Legrain-Trapani 52ème
  • Miss World France
Rachel Legrain-Trapani Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Sophie Vouzelaud Unplaced
2006 Alexandra Rosenfeld
  • Miss Universe France
Alexandra Rosenfeld 22ème
  • Miss World France
Laura Fasquel[21] Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Marie-Charlotte Meré Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Alexandra Rosenfeld Miss Europe 2006
2005 Cindy Fabre
  • Miss Universe France
Cindy Fabre 29ème
  • Miss World France
Cindy Fabre Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Cynthia Tevere Top 10
  • Miss Europe France
Cindy Fabre 2nd Runner-Up
2004 Lætitia Bléger
  • Miss Universe France
Lætitia Bléger Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Lætitia Marciniak Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Lucie Degletagne Unplaced
2003 Corinne Coman
  • Miss Universe France
Emmanuelle Chossat Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Virginie Dubois Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Elodie Couffin Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Corinne Coman Top 12
2002 Sylvie Tellier
  • Miss Universe France
Sylvie Tellier 42ème
  • Miss World France
Caroline Chamorand Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Emmanuelle Jogadinsinski 1st Runner-up
  • Miss Europe France
Louise Prieto Top 10
2001 Élodie Gossuin
  • Miss Universe France
Élodie Gossuin Top 10
  • Miss World France
Emmanuelle Chossat Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Nawal Benhlal Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Élodie Gossuin Miss Europe 2001
2000 Sonia Rolland
  • Miss Universe France
Sonia Rolland Top 10
  • Miss World France
Karine Meier Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Tatiana Michèle Bouguer Unplaced
1999 Maréva Galanter
  • Miss Universe France
Maréva Galanter 13ème
  • Miss World France
Sandra Bretones Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Céline Cheuva Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Pamela Semmanche Top 15
1998 Sophie Thalmann
  • Miss Universe France
Sophie Thalmann Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Véronique Caloc 1st Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Patricia Spehar Top 10
1997 Patricia Spehar
Île-de-France
  • Miss Universe France
Patricia Spehar 37ème
  • Miss World France
Laure Belleville[22] Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Marie Pauline Borg 2nd Runner-up
  • Miss Europe France
Delphine Brossard-Martinez Top 12
1996 Laure Belleville
  • Miss Universe France
Laure Belleville 11ème
  • Miss World France
Séverine Deroualle Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Nancy Cornelia Delettrez Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Caroline Cléry Top 12
1995 Mélody Vilbert
  • Miss Universe France
Corinne Lauret 17ème
  • Miss World France
Hélène Lantoine Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Mélody Vilbert Top 10
  • Miss Europe France
Sophie Bourger Unplaced
1994 Valérie Claisse
  • Miss Universe France
Valérie Claisse 36ème
  • Miss World France
Radiah Latidine Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Nathalie Pereira Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Carole Moretto Unplaced
1993 Véronique de la Cruz
  • Miss Universe France
Véronique de la Cruz Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Véronique de la Cruz 6th Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Marie-Ange Noelle Contart Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Veronique de la Cruz Unplaced
1992 Linda Hardy
  • Miss Universe France
Linda Hardy Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Linda Hardy Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Benedicte Marie Delmas Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Linda Hardy Top 12
1991 Maréva Georges
  • Miss Universe France
Maréva Georges Top 10
  • Miss World France
Maréva Georges Top 10
  • Miss International France
Catherine Clarysse 1st Runner-up
  • Miss Europe France
Gaëlle Voiry Unplaced
1990 Gaëlle Voiry
  • Miss Universe France
Gaëlle Voiry 21ème
  • Miss World France
Gaëlle Voiry Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Celine Marteau Unplaced
1989 Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski
  • Miss Universe France
Pascale Meotti Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Stephanie (Peggy) Zlotkowski Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Dorothée Lambert Unplaced
1988 Sylvie Bertin
  • Miss Universe France
Claudia Frittolini Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Claudia Frittolini Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Nathalie Marquay Top 10
  • Miss Europe France
Nathalie Marquay Unplaced
1987 Nathalie Marquay
  • Miss Universe France
Nathalie Marquay Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Nathalie Marquay 6th Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Joelle Annik Ramyhed Unplaced
1986 Valérie Pascale
Île-de-France
  • Miss Universe France
Catherine Carew (Guadeloupe) Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Catherine Carew (Guadeloupe) Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Cathy Billaudeau Unplaced
1985 Suzanne Iskandar
  • Miss Universe France
Suzanne Iskandar Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Nathalie Jones (New-Caledonia) Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Nathalie Jones (New-Caledonia) Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Suzanne Iskandar Unplaced
1984 Martine Robine
  • Miss Universe France
Martine Robine Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Martine Robine Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Corinne Terrason Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Fredérique Marcelle Leroy 1st Runner-up
1983 Frederique Marcelle Leroy
  • Miss Universe France
Frederique Marcelle Leroy Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Frederique Marcelle Leroy Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Valérie Guenveur Unplaced
1982 Sabrina Belleval
  • Miss Universe France
Martine Marie Philipps Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Martine Marie Philipps Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Isabelle Rochard Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Sabrina Belleval Top 10
1981 Isabelle Sophie Benárd
  • Miss Universe France
Isabelle Sophie Benárd Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Isabelle Sophie Benárd Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Beatriz Peyet Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Isabelle Sophie Benárd Top 11
1980 Patricia Barzyk
  • Miss Universe France
Brigitte Choquet Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Patricia Barzyk 2nd Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Unplaced Miss Photogenic
  • Miss Europe France
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Unplaced
1979 Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera
  • Miss Universe France
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Sylvie Hélène Marie Parera Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Martine Juliette David Unplaced
1978 Brigitte Konjovic
Île-de-France
  • Miss Universe France
Brigitte Konjovic Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Kelly Hoarau Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Véronique Fagot Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Véronique Fagot Unplaced
1977 Véronique Fagot
  • Miss Universe France
Véronique Fagot Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Véronique Fagot Top 15
  • Miss International France
Catherine Pouchele Unplaced
1976 Monique Uldaric
  • Miss Universe France
Monique Uldaric Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Monique Uldaric Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Sophie Perin Miss International 1976
  • Miss Europe France
Monique Uldaric Unplaced
1975 Sophie Perin
  • Miss Universe France
Sophie Perin Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Sophie Perin Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Top 15 Miss Photogenic
1974 Edna Tepava
  • Miss Universe France
Brigitte Marie Flayac Unplaced Top Model Award
  • Miss World France
Edna Tepava Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Josiane Bouffeni Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Edna Tepava Unplaced
1973 Isabelle Nadia Krumacker
  • Miss Universe France
Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Christine Schmidth Top 15
  • Miss Europe France
Isabelle Nadia Krumacker Unplaced
1972 Claudine Cassereau
  • Miss Universe France
Claudine Cassereau Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Claudine Cassereau Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Suzanne Angly Top 15
  • Miss Europe France
Claudine Cassereau Unplaced
1971 Myriam Stocco
  • Miss Universe France
Myriam Stocco Top 12
  • Miss World France
Myriam Stocco 6th Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Laurence Vallée Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Myriam Stocco 3rd Runner-up
1970 Michelle Beaurain
Île-de-France
  • Miss Universe France
Françoise Durand-Behot Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Michelle Beaurain Unplaced
  • Miss International France
Dominique Pasquier Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Françoise Durand-Behot Unplaced
1969 Suzanne Angly
  • Miss Universe France
Agathe Cognet Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Suzanne Angly Top 15
  • Miss International France
Sophie Yallant Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Suzanne Angly Unplaced
1968 Christiane Lillio
  • Miss Universe France
Elizabeth Cadren Top 15 Best Swimsuit
  • Miss World France
Nelly Gallerne Top 15
  • Miss International France
Nelly Gallerne Top 15
  • Miss Europe France
Elizabeth Cadren Unplaced
1967 Jeanne Beck
  • Miss Universe France
Anne Vernier Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Carole Noe Top 15
  • Miss International France
Martine Grateau Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Anne Vernier Unplaced
1966 Michèle Boulé
  • Miss Universe France
Michèle Boulé Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Michèle Boulé Top 15
  • Miss Europe France
Maria Dornier Miss Europe 1966
1965 Christiane Sibellin
  • Miss Universe France
Marie-Thérèse Tullio Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Christiane Sibellin Top 16
  • Miss International France
Marie-Perron Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Christiane Sibellin Unplaced
1964 Jacqueline Gayraud
  • Miss Universe France
Edith Noël Top 10
  • Miss World France
Jacqueline Gayraud Top 16
  • Miss International France
Brigitte Pradel Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Edith Noël 3rd Runner-up
1963 Muguette Fabris
Île-de-France
  • Miss Universe France
Monique Lemaire Top 15[22]
  • Miss World France
Muguette Fabris 6th Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Marie-Josée LeCocq Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Sabine Surget Unplaced
1962 Monique Lemaire
  • Miss Universe France
Sabine Surget Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Monique Lemaire 2nd Runner-up
  • Miss Europe France
Jeanne Rossi Unplaced
1961 Luce Auger
Miss Outre-Mer
  • Miss Universe France
Simone Darot Top 15
  • Miss World France
Michèle Wargnier 3rd Runner-up
  • Miss International France
Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Yvette Degrémont 4th Runner-up
1960 Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien
Miss Côte d'Emeraude (Brittany)
  • Miss Universe France
Florence Eyrie Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Diane Medina Top 15
  • Miss International France
Jeanne Rossi Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Brigitte Barazer de Lannurien 4th Runner-up
1959 Monique Chiron
Miss Picardy
  • Miss Universe France
Françoise St-Laurent Top 15
  • Miss World France
Marie Hélène Trové Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Nicole Perin 1st Runner-up
1958 Monique Negler
Miss Normandy
  • Miss Universe France
Monique Boulinguez Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Claudine Auger 1st Runner-up
  • Miss Europe France
Annie Simplot 2nd Runner-up
1957 Sylvie-Rosine Numez
Miss Saint-Etienne
  • Miss Universe France
Lisa Simon Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Claude Inès Navarro 5th Runner-up[23]
  • Miss Europe France
Geneviève Zanetti 3rd Runner-up Miss Elegance
1956 Gisèle Charbit
Miss Morocco
  • Miss Universe France
Anita Treyens Top 15
  • Miss World France
Genevieve Solare Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Gisèle Charbit Unplaced
1955 Véronique Zuber
Miss Paris
  • Miss Universe France
Claudie Petit Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Gisele Thierry 5th Runner-up[24]
  • Miss Europe France
Monique Lambert 2nd Runner-up
1954 Irène Tunc
Miss Côte d'Azur
  • Miss Universe France
Jacqueline Beer Top 16
  • Miss World France
Claudine Bleuse 3rd Runner-up[25]
  • Miss Europe France
Danièle Génault 1st Runner-up/Miss Europe 1954 (assumed)
1953 Sylviane Carpentier
Miss Picardy
  • Miss Universe France
Christiane Martel Miss Universe 1953
  • Miss World France
Denise Perrier Miss World 1953
  • Miss Europe France
Sylviane Carpentier 2nd Runner-up
1952 Josiane Pouy
Miss Côte d'Argent
  • Miss Universe France
Claude Godart Unplaced
  • Miss World France
Nicole Drouin[22] Unplaced
  • Miss Europe France
Nicole Drouin [22] 1st Runner-up
1951 Nicole Drouin
Miss Saint-Tropez
  • Miss World France
Jacqueline Lemoine Unplaced
1950 Maryse Delort
Miss Paris
  • Miss Europe France
Claude Renault Unplaced
1949 Juliette Figueras
Miss Paris
  • Miss Europe France
Juliette Figueras Miss Europe 1949
1948 Jacqueline Donny
Miss Paris
  • Miss Europe France
Jacqueline Donny Miss Europe 1948

HostsEdit

VenueEdit

Disputes and vacanciesEdit

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]

Fictional portrayalsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Until 1935, Saarbrücken was part of the Territory of the Saar Basin, a region of Germany that was administered by the United Kingdom and France under the control of the League of Nations.
  2. ^ a b Until 1956, Morocco was under control of France as the French Protectorate in Morocco.
  3. ^ a b In 1978, winner Pascale Taurua of New Caledonia resigned the title shortly after winning due to her wishing to remain in New Caledonia and not move to Paris. She was replaced by her first runner-up, Brigitte Konjovic of Île-de-France, as Miss France 1978.
  4. ^ a b In 1983, winner Isabelle Turpault of Île-de-France was dethroned after images taken of her in an erotic photoshoot were released, against pageant rules. She was replaced by her first runner-up, Frédérique Marcelle Leroy of Aquitaine, as Miss France 1983.
  5. ^ a b In 1980, winner Thilda Fuller of Tahiti resigned the title three days after winning due to personal reasons. She was replaced by her first runner-up, Patricia Barzyk of Franche-Comté, as Miss France 1980.

ReferencesEdit

  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.today (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.today (in French)
  10. ^ La société Miss France Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  11. ^ a b c "Historique". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  12. ^ Critical Beauty – The Miss France Controversy Archived 19 November 2008 at Archive.today
  13. ^ Critical Beauty – The Miss France Controversy Archived 8 July 2011 at Archive.today
  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 (3 December 2003). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  17. ^ Kenya, News (15 July 2011). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  18. ^ Vietnam, News (8 October 2008). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  19. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (13 September 2013). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  20. ^ Lowe, Aya (25 January 2016). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  21. ^ Miss World 2006: Meet the Contestants Archived 25 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Rosenfeld declined to participate in Miss World after a "sour experience" at Miss Universe.
  22. ^ a b c d Won previous year's Miss France contest.
  23. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1957 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1955 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ MissWorld.com : History 1954 Archived 19 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Palmarès des Miss France depuis 1920 à nos jours Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (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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