The producer of Miss France, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, announced that the 29 candidates will have an employment contract this year. One way to respond to the controversies of recent weeks.
In recent weeks, the Miss France contest has been at the heart of the controversy. In fact, in mid-October, the association Dare feminism brought proceedings against the competition, before the industrial tribunal. She believes that the competition, “sexist”, violates labor rights. According to the association, the criteria for recruiting candidates, such as height or marital status, in the election are “discriminatory”.
“These polemics by neo-feminist groups are only buzz. I wanted to meet them but it is not possible to discuss with them because they want only one thing: to kill the competition”, answered this Wednesday Alexia Laroche-Joubert, producer of Miss France, in The Parisian.
“There may be discussions to be had on the legal term of celibate”, she however qualified. “On tattoos, we were a little too restrictive too, but we have to discuss our questions with the committees as well.”
Alexia Laroche-Joubert also took the opportunity to announce a real change this year: “The 29 misses will have employment contracts within the framework of the ceremony in Caen”. “If I am an independent woman today, I also owe it to this competition because I worked on the program when I was younger. Miss France is an opportunity to assert oneself”, also held to highlight the producer.