no Miss France Poitevine for 47 years

no Miss France Poitevine for 47 years
no Miss France Poitevine for 47 years

There will be fourteen candidates (1) to claim the title of Miss Poitou-Charentes on October 4, 2024, Kube room at Futuroscope, but only one will win the qualifying title for the Miss France election in December.

If the last regional Miss from Vienne, Magdalène Chollet was elected in 2016, few candidates from the department have been crowned Miss France. There are only three of them to have won the prestigious crown.

Claudine Cassereau: last Miss France from Vienne

Thus, Monique Chiron from Poitiers will be crowned in Reims, Miss France 1959, and Muguette Fabris, from Châtellerault, will win the title in 1963 in Bordeaux. She was then an assistant mathematics teacher in a high school in Angoulême, “continues to serve gasoline at his father’s gas station in Naintré on weekends” and will rank 7e at the Miss World competition in London. Nine years later, Loudunaise Claudine Cassereau, initially elected 3e runner-up to Miss France 1972, recovers the crown replacing Chantal Bouvier de Lamotte, victim of a serious horse riding accident.

On the regional side, the last Miss Poitou-Charentes elected Miss France was the Thouarsaise Véronique Fagot, crowned in 1977. Since then, Poitou-Charentes has never seen its representative rise to the highest step of the podium.

However, a few stood out. Among them, Stéphanie Loizeau, Nancy Bourgeix and Alexandra Bauduin de Saint-Benoît, respectively Miss Poitou-Charentes 1995, 1996 and 1999, were all three among the twelve finalists for Miss France. In 2000, Marine Clouet, Miss Poitou, was second runner-up to Élodie Gossuin, Miss France 2001, then in 2009, Mathilde Muller was crowned fifth runner-up to Miss France, Chloé Mortaud.

Finally, more recently, Andréa Galland, Justine Dubois (whose grandparents lived in Moulismes) and Marine Paulais, the regional Miss 2019, 2020 and 2022, were all three among the fifteen semi-finalists in the Miss France election. .

(1) Including the four elected departmental representatives as well as their runners-up and the young girls who won the eloquence and elegance prizes.

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