At midnight and thirty-five minutes, Miss Normandy, Amandine Petit, is elected Miss France 2021. Moments later, the young woman receives her crown from the hands of Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020. She struggles to restrain her emotion. ” Thank you very much to all the people who elected me. “, However, she manages to articulate before joining the front of the stage to greet all the French behind their television screen (video below). She was quickly joined by all the other candidates, and in particular her four runners-up (Miss Provence (1st), Miss Côte d’Azur (2nd), Miss Alsace (3rd) and Miss Bourgogne (4th)), who congratulated her on the basis of big hugs. Barrier gestures take a back seat!
Amandine Petit is 23 years old and comes from Bourguébus, near Caen. She was elected Miss Normandy on September 23 in Coutances (Manche). She is in the second year of a Masters in management of gerontological establishments and structures with a view to becoming director of an nursing home. A professional project that she will have to put in parentheses for several months. Indeed, as Miss France, the young Calvadosienne will have to leave her region to join Paris and begin her reign.
This election of Miss France marked the centenary of the beauty contest. For the occasion, the jury was composed exclusively of former Miss elected: the president, Iris Mittenaere (Miss France 2016 and Miss Universe 2016), Flora Coquerel (2014), Elodie Gossuin (2001), Sonia Rolland (2000), Linda Hardy (1992), Nathalie Marquay-Pernault (1987), MAreva Georges (1991), Patricia Barzyk (1980) and Muguette Fabris (1963). Throughout the evening, they took turns reviewing their coronation, their journey and their memories.