Alicia Aylies, 18, has won, Saturday in Montpellier, the crown sought thirty pretenders.
Beautiful dresses, a crown and tears : Alicia Aylies, Miss Guyana, 18 years of age, was elected Miss France in 2017, Saturday in Montpellier. She was chosen as one of thirty hopefuls at the end of an evening placed under the sign of the magic of Christmas, and despite the criticism of the feminists.
The tiara, inspired by a bouquet of daffodils, was laid on the hair of the new beauty queen by her predecessor, Iris Mittenaere, Lille 23-year-old, who had won the past year defending the colors of the Hauts-de-France.
Alicia Aylies, a young woman of 1.78 m, is a first-year student of law. She was ahead at the end of the contest, Miss Languedoc, first runner-up, Miss Tahiti, second runner up, and Miss Guadeloupe and Miss Lorraine, the other two finalists.
This year, thirty young women, aged 18 to 24 years of age, students, or in activity, claimed the title of Miss France in 2017.
Twelve finalists have been selected by the organizers based on several criteria including life skills – punctuality and rigor, the spirit, the expression stage, and the general culture.
Five young women were appointed equally by the jury – presided over by actress Arielle Dombasle, and composed of actress Ingrid Chauvin, Michèle Bernier, the former Miss France Malika Ménard, the singer-Amir, the director Christophe Barratier and the boxer, gold medalist at the olympic Games in Rio, Tony Yoka, and by viewers voting by phone and SMS, before these new kind of device, elect finally their ambassador for the year 2017.
A contest created in 1920
thirty participants had arrived on scene shortly before 21 hours, dressed in a sparkly dress of golden or red, ovationnées by the approximately 8 500 people gathered in the Arena of Montpellier.
TF1, which was broadcasting the contest exclusively, and hoped to attract more than 8 million viewers with a show ” magical and spectacular “, presented by Jean-Pierre Foucault, accompanied by Sylvie Tellier, Miss France 2002, today general director of society Miss France.
After a first array with a great number of sequins, the girls were chained to the choreography placed under the sign of Christmas, from the universe of candy to the ice, without forgetting the traditional parade in swimsuits, two times.
The contest, which was created in 1920 by journalist and socialite Maurice de Waleffe, has sparked sharp criticism from feminists, notably of the association Dare feminism !, considering that it is an event to ” the ringardise the more vivid “.
The association expressed concern with the AFP model as conveyed by Miss France, denouncing the ” stereotypes physical unreal, not to mention the cult of the purity of competing without little friends “. the ” This competition is an hour of great listening, leads to a lot of suffering for other women who are not 1.75 m to 50 kilos, “, ” said Claire Serre-Combe, spokeswoman of the feminist association.
” It is very curious that in 2016, we feel still need to be put in competition with women, not on intellectual criteria or merits, but on criteria purely physical “, she added.
Alicia Aylies will be the only Miss France. After more than sixty years, the ” lady in the hat, Geneviève de Fontenay, who had supported the creation of the contest dissident, Miss Prestige national, announced at the beginning of the year that it ” turned definitely the page miss “.