Compromise formula allows Miss France to keep her crown

December 29th, 2007 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 29 (ANI): Miss France 2008, Valerie Begue, will not lose her crown, despite a controversy over the publication of some suggestive photos that appeared in a French magazine, the contest organizers have announced.

However, Begue, who was on Dec 8, will not be permitted to participate in the Miss World contest, where she will be replaced by Miss New Caledonia.

The controversial pictures were published on 21 December, prompting the president of the Miss France contest, Genevieve de Fontenay, to ask Begue, to surrender her title.

However, Begues home island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, had campaigned in her favour, reports Times Online.

On Dec 28, de Fontenay said that Begue could keep her crown “provided she does not participate in any international contests.

Begue said the outcome was “a compromise which satisfies all parties”. (ANI)

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