Miss France organization changes rules to include mothers and married women to compete at 2023 edition

17 Jun 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss France organization has always received harsh critiques about having a strict age limit (18-24) and having outdated rules for the contestants who compete which include allowing no tattoos, piercings, surgeries, trans participants etc. There have been shocking events such as disqualifying contestants for posing with body paint for breast cancer campaigns because it went against their ‘no naked photos’ rules.

With tremendous support and appreciation, the organization has recently completely shifted their rules which will even allow mothers and married women to compete at the national competition which is a very rare change seen in pageantry.



With new rules in effect, Victoire Rousselot, a 27-year-old dental assistant and mother of a beautiful little girl, is making history at Miss France by being the first married woman and mother to compete at a regional pageant and if she wins, she will represent her state at Miss France 2023.



Moreover, Miss France is not just a pageant which hosts the pageant to send a representative to Miss Universe. Their organization’s priority is to crown Miss France who will be there for French people. In the previous decades, the winner didn’t always compete at Miss Universe as they only participate if they could or wanted. Also, Miss France is always in December and if Miss Universe happens in December, the organization either sends a former winner who wants to go or a runner-up because the queen must be there to crown her successor.

Therefore, with new rules in action, it wont be an issue for Miss France organization to mediate between crowning a new queen who fits the new rules and selecting a representative that fits the Miss Universe requirements.