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By Peter Allen for MailOnline. Flora Coquerel, a year-old whose mother is from the West African state of Benin, was crowned on live television on Saturday night. Mixed France: Flora Coquerel, a year-old whose mother is from the West African state of Benin, was crowned on live television on Saturday night left. Pictured for the first time since her historic win today right , she spoke of her pride.
Add Alicia Aylies to that list. Aylies, 18, was crowned Miss Guyane earlier this year, as she hails from French Guiana. The official language of residents is French, but many speak Guianese Creole. The more you know…. She bested 30 other women vying for the title of Miss France to win the crown. Aylies is a first-year law student, and after being crowned Miss France during the competition on Saturday, she will represent France in the Miss Universe pageant. Her predecessor, Iris Mittenaere, will compete in the pageant, which takes place on January According to Yahoo!
The 26 year old young woman, among 80 candidates in this competition with her hair cut short and curly and her ebony skin, stood bold, unmoved and confident leading to her crowning. She managed to break all labels by becoming the 68th winner of this beauty contest and virtually the only winner from the creation of the show in to wear such hair texture. In addition to her style that marked the feelings on December 08, , in Atlanta, Zozibini Tunzi distinguished herself by her charisma and her speech on the leadership of young girls as well as her commitment for the rights of women. Her African origin is not, in any case, the reason why her coronation is extraordinary but her hairdo. What distinguishes Zozibini Tunzi from the other four African winners before her in the Miss Universe competition is her short afro hair. The first sacred black woman, Miss Universe, however, Trinidadian Janelle Commissiong, during the same competition in , was designated as the most photogenic Miss. Janelle Commissiong during her reign advocated for the rights of blacks and people of African descent victims of racial exclusion. In her country, Trinidad and Tobago three postage stamps were issued in her likeness. Miss World two black candidates on the podium, nothing, however, destined the Guadeloupean Ophely Mezino candidate from France for this glowing passage to Miss World. Being only the first runner-up in the national competition won by Vaimalama Chavez Miss Polynesia , she represented France at Miss World and Miss Universe following the absence of the latter, who was called to take part in the preparations for Miss France election scheduled in Polynesia.