Miss France 2017: Alicia Aylies, an 18-year-old Guyanese

International 18 December, 2016

For the first time in its history, the crown of Miss France was awarded to Miss Guyane. “Dare to feminism” did not manage to spoil the party.

Beautiful dresses, crown and tears Alicia Aylies, Miss Guyana aged 18, was elected Miss France 2017 among 30 contenders Saturday in Montpellier , after an evening under the sign of the magic of Christmas, and despite criticism feminists .
The diadem, inspired by a bouquet of daffodils, was placed on the hair of the new Miss France, by the previous ambassador beauty of France, Iris Mittenaere, a 23-year-old Lille, who last year offered a double History of the Hauts-de-France region.
The young woman of 1.78 m, student in first year of law, advanced, Miss Languedoc, first dauphine, Miss Tahiti, second dauphin, and Miss Guadeloupe and Miss Lorraine, the last two finalists. Thirty young women, between the ages of 18 and 24, who were students or in activity, claimed the title of Miss France 2017.

Twelve finalists were selected by the organizers on the basis of a number of criteria based on their skills, good spirit, scenic expression and general culture.

Then, five young women were appointed equally by the jury this year -présidé by Arielle Dombasle , and composed of Ingrid Chauvin , Michèle Bernier, the former Miss France Malika Menard, the Amir singer of Christophe Barratier and boxer A gold medalist on DJ 2016, Tony Yoka-, and by viewers, by voting by telephone and SMS, before the latter, an unprecedented device, elect their ambassadors for the year 2017.

A contest created by Maurice de Waleffe
The 30 contenders arrived on stage shortly before 9:00 pm, dressed in a gleaming gilded or red dress, ovationed by the 8,500 people gathered in the Arena of Montpellier.
Mannequin of 18, years, Alicia Aylies pursues studies of law at the faculty of Guyana.
TF1, which broadcast the competition exclusively, hoped to capture more than 8 million viewers with a show “spectacular and spectacular”, always presented by Jean-Pierre Foucault, accompanied by Sylvie Tellier, Miss France 2002, now director general of the Company Miss France. After a first painting with large glitter reinforcements, the young girls chained choreographies under the sign of Christmas, moving from the universe of sweets to the pack ice, not to mention the traditional parade in swimwear, twice.
The competition, created in 1920 by world-class journalist Maurice de Waleffe, has provoked strong criticism from feminists, including the association Osez le féminisme !, which has associated it with “the most lively nerdy”.
The association was worried to the AFP of the model conveyed by Miss France, denouncing “unreal physical stereotypes, not to mention the cult of purity with competitors without friends”. “This competition at a prime time, causes a lot of suffering for other women who do not make 1.75 m for 50 kilos,” said Claire Serre-Combe, spokesperson of the feminist association. “It is very curious that in 2016 there is still a need to compete with women not on intellectual or merit criteria, but on purely physical criteria,” she added.
Alicia Aylies will be the only miss. After more than 60 years of reign, the “lady in the hat” Genevieve de Fontenay, who had supported the creation of the dissenting contest Miss Prestige national, announced at the beginning of the year that it “definitely turned the page of miss”.