Alexia Laroche-Joubert had announced it in December, shortly after taking over the Miss France Presidency after Sylvie Teller: “No problem. Don’t worry” about the transgender contestant entering the contest, paving the way for more diversity.
And Andrea Foret could potentially become the face of this development, the 19-year-old actress currently competing in the Miss Paris 2023 contest, which will take place on June 19.
If she wins this regional election, she will be the first transgender candidate to participate in the Miss France 2023 competition, at the end of December. The actress, who has nearly 15,000 subscribers on Instagram, was already seen on TF1: she played “Juju”, a girl born in the body of a boy, in the fantasy novel “Il est elle”, which aired on November 1 on the front page. His first big role on TV. She then told us that she herself became a woman when she came of age, shortly before the shooting. “I hope the film will be able to help all kinds of people, inform you of how it is when you’re a minor, the hormones… and above all to show that there is nothing abnormal about being yourself,” she noted.
France is not ready?
Beauty queens are increasingly open to transgender women. In 2018, Spanish Angela Ponce was the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Last year, a transgender woman entered the Miss USA pageant.
In 2019, Sylvie Tellier, general manager of Miss France (who will be leaving according to Le Parisien) was more conservative about the question: “I don’t think the French are ready to elect a transgender beauty queen. And if the French are not ready, then there will be no trans beauty queen.” “. In view of some comments on social networks, she was right, while other Internet users, on the contrary, spoke of “progress” and denounced the rules from another time.
Andrea Fauret has yet to win the Miss Paris title to participate in the Miss France 2023 contest. However, it was the current Miss France, Diane Lier, who wore the Miss Paris crown and then Miss Ile de France last year. Signal ?
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