At the heart of Yndie Romelle’s coronation, journey to the land of Misses

At the heart of Yndie Romelle’s coronation, journey to the land of Misses
At the heart of Yndie Romelle’s coronation, journey to the land of Misses

She is 19 years old, is a law student in Reims, wants to become a tax lawyer, describes herself as “reserved but ambitious” and wish “contribute to a fairer society”. This is rejoicing when we know the inequalities which are tearing the country apart but hey, yesterday afternoon, in the room of Vitry-le-François where the Miss Marne competition took place, Yndie Romelle, crowned for her first participation, did not was able to express himself more on the subject. It must be said that that’s not what we ask of the misses.

Let us summarize the electoral process of this beauty contest, weighed down like the others by painful obsolescence. 31 candidates at the start, 16 after the casting of the Miss Marne committee, mid-March. And yesterday, a big three-hour mass in front of 650 people – full house at €20 entry, multi-generational audience, atmosphere “crazy!” » – to decide between them. The public selects seven, then a jury elects four: Miss Marne and three runners-up, all of whom will be in the Miss Champagne-Ardenne election in October.

Asked about those who, such as the High Council for Equality between Men and Women, describe this planet populated by shabby beauties as “an archaic caricature” Who “normalizes the woman as an object” And “locks women into stereotypes”, Charlotte Mattlin, correspondent of the Miss France committee in Marne, ex-1D runner-up to Miss Champagne-Ardenne in 2020, quietly defuses the outdated trial: “The codes of Miss France evolve at the same time as society. »

The so-called “microphone” test, which allows 45 seconds to present itself, acts as a crash test

Which is not false: yesterday’s election was open to married women, aged over 24, and transgender people, criteria which, until recently, were penalizing or even prohibitive. On the other hand, being at least 1.70 meters tall remains imperative. For the rest, the principle remains the same: have an attractive physique, smile at all costs, sometimes to the point of a Joker-style grin, look full of confidence when you have to move forward, perched on heels, looking ecstatic, in outfits not recommended for photosensitive people, control your stage fright.

On this last point, the so-called “microphone” test, which allows 45 seconds to present itself, acts as a crash test. Thus, number 3 – all wear their numbers on their right wrist, like a big watch – goes off the rails before our helpless eyes: “I grew up in an ocean of vines and, uh, excuse me… It’s really my passion, grapes, I’m passionate about life, travel and I’m dynamic by nature! » On this Mother’s Day, “sweet mothers” are pantheonized in succession.

No. 9 is there to “to make his family proud and, for the duration of a show, allow my sister to forget her illness”. No. 14 cites Martin Luther King, No. 2 Gabrielle Chanel (“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”). No. 15 is described in “solar and altruistic person” before getting confused and calling for a vote for No. 13. Well, we laugh but “it’s not easy to parade in front of people”calls the organizer back into the microphone, a fan of overdoses of superlatives to tell those who, “tremendous in softness, grace and elegance” and dressed in “great outfits”embody a certain “French tradition”.

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