She wore the colors of Aquitaine and Dordogne to the top 15 of the Miss France 2021 election, this Saturday, December 19. But Leila Veslard will not succeed Clémence Botino, since shortly before midnight, her name was not among those of the five finalists to win the coveted scarf. A scarf finally attributed, shortly after 12:30 am, to Miss Normandy.
Youngest child of the evening, from the top of her 18 years, the young girl from Saint-Mesmin, in the north of the Dordogne, did not tremble and assured during the various parades. And if some Internet users made fun of her speech a little too long, exceeding the regulatory minute, Leila moved a lot of others with this intervention where she explained that she had been the victim of school harassment, to the point of choosing to leave school to continue his studies by correspondence.
“If I am elected your Miss France 2021, I will make sure to help those who suffer in silence and especially to make you want to believe in you as I could believe in myself”, he said. she promised to a Jean-Pierre Foucault who did not succeed in interrupting her.
Her musician parents, who greatly encouraged Leila in this adventure, were near Puy du Fou this Saturday, December 19. But not in the room since an anti-Covid bubble had been maintained by the organizers. To the point that if their daughter had been elected, they would probably not have been able to approach her before she goes to Paris and the obligations of the new Miss France. “We are there to be able to bring our daughter home if she is not elected Miss France”, explained her mother, Nathalie, to “Sud Ouest” a few hours before the gala evening. This Sunday, December 20, the Veslard family should therefore take the road to the Périgord vert where the Leila supporters await them, starting with the mayor of the village: “We will have a party for her as soon as we can”, had promised Guy Bouchaud.
Like her parents, Leila chose an artistic life since she is a professional singer and dancer.
Nathalie and Eric kissing their daughter during her election as Miss Aquitaine. © Photo credit: dr