Miss France is a beauty contest for French women aged 18 to 24 and minimum 1m70. This contest entitles the winner to an annual title of the same name. Created in 1920 by Maurice de Waleffe under the title of “the most beautiful woman in France”, this contest has been broadcast on television since 1987, and inspired the creation of Miss Europe and Mister France.
The brand “Miss France” is now owned by the company – production of films and programs for television – “Miss France SAS”, also called “Miss France company”, whose president is Nicolas Coppermanne and the director general , Sylvie Tellier2 who succeeded Xavier de Fontenay in 2007. This “Miss France company”, located at 8-10, rue Torricelli in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, is a subsidiary of the audiovisual group Endemol France. She is responsible for the production and organization of the contest, as well as for the selection of the Miss Regional since 2010. The “Miss France Committee” founded by Guy Lévy in 1954 was an association presided over in 1981 by Geneviève de Fontenay, who organized the regional competitions and provided the “Miss France Society” with the various Misses for the national competition. Geneviève de Fontenay was also a salaried employee of the “Miss France Company”, as was the elected Miss, the latter until the next election, and therefore for a period of one year. Following the departure of Geneviève de Fontenay from the “Miss France company” on April 1, 2010, Geneviève de Fontenay decided to change the name of the association and broke her relationship with the “Endemol Productions” company, which now manages the company. – even the organization of the regional Miss elections, in anticipation of the national election of “Miss France”. The contest qualifies for Miss Universe, Miss World and formerly for Miss International and Miss Earth. (Source : Wikipedia)