France’s Clémence Botino to not be automatically disqualified after testing positive for Covid-19 in Israel

30 Nov 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe France 2021 Clemence Botino tested positive for Covid-19 as she arrived in Israel to compete at the 70th edition of Miss Universe. While it was thought that she would not be able to be a part of the competition anymore, an insider has revealed that is not automatically disqualified from the competition and that the organization is handling every positive test case individually, it does not immediately mean disqualification.

Clemence, on receiving her positive test, revealed that she cried all day after getting the news. “I’m writing because I have been crying all day. This morning, they called me to say that I was positive. I was shocked and sad, it is truly hard,” she said on her social media.



The stunning beauty called her family as soon as she heard the news. “They have been really supportive. It is not easy to deal with all of that while being far from home. But MUO is here to help and to take care of me,” Botino added.

Clemence was reportedly taken to self-isolation by ambulance. Unconfirmed reports also were that Clemence hugged delegates from Albania, Bahamas, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama when she arrived in Israel.



Botino has a license in history. After two years of literary preparatory class, she entered the prestigious university of la Sorbonne in Paris. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in History of Art.