Inès Chicot Roussel will be the first chosen mother, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

WILLIAM SOUVANT / AFP (From left) Miss Auvergne Alissia Ladeveze, Miss Franche Comte Marion Navarro, Miss Guadeloupe Indira Ampiot, Miss Martinique Axelle Rene and Miss Nord-pas-de-Calais Agathe Cauet perform on stage during the Miss France 2023 beauty pageant in Deols, Center France, on December 17, 2022. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP)


During the Miss France 2023 contest in Deols (Indre), December 17, 2022.

MISS FRANCE – This is a first in the history of the Miss France pageant. A young 22-year-old mother, Inès Chicot Roussel, was elected Miss Alpes du Sud on Saturday, March 18 in Digne-les-Bains (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), reports Provence.

This communication hostess, originally from Sisteron, was able to present herself after a rule change decided last year, which now allows mothers to participate.

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From now on she can participate in the pageant of Miss Provence to possibly be elected in December to participate in the 2024 edition of Miss France. ” She is the first young mother woman to be elected Miss under the auspices of Miss France “, assured Provence Lidia Podossenoff, regional representative of the Miss France committee.

“I didn’t expect that at all”

“Being the first mom to be chosen is a big step in the world of Misses. It’s a great first. I am proud. We pass a course »responded Inès Chicot Roussel Provence just after her election, she who said she was surprised by her victory: “I didn’t expect it at all, I assumed it wasn’t possible. »

In 2022, the president of the Miss France association Alexia Laroche-Joubert had validated several changes to the candidate selection criteria to allow more women to participate in the competition. A mother had applied for Miss Alsace’s pageant, but had not been selected.

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The new regulations allow candidates to have visible tattoos, be a mother, be married or be over 24 years old. As for the rules for cosmetic surgery and nude photos, they have changed little: only reconstructive surgery is allowed, and candidates can only pose nude for a good cause, such as for “Pink October”.

The last physical criterion still in force concerns height only: candidates must not be less than 1.70 m, simply because “the dresses are not retouched”assures the committee.

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