Miss France: Andréa Furet, transgender candidate, participates in the beauty contest

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Andréa Furet, 19, becomes the first transgender woman to compete in the election of Miss France.

At 19, Andréa Furet is one of the 12 contenders for the Miss Paris 2022 election. This transgender candidate will have to do well on June 19 to hope to compete in the Miss France 2023 election, which will link at the end of the year.

First transgender candidate for the Miss France competition, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year, Andréa Furet is already a regular on the small screen. She played in particular last November in the TV movie He is she, broadcast on TF1. Today, she is also present in season 2 of “La Faute à Rousseau” on France 2.

Last year, the president of the Miss France society, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, opened up participation in the contest to transgender candidates. “There is no problem. No worries,” she told Sud Radio. “It is part of the discussions we had with Alexia Laroche-Joubert and we are in the process of thinking about this subject. It is possible”, declared at the same time Élisabeth Moreno, Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men. .

Other beauty contests have already gone international. In July 2021, Kataluna Enriquez, Miss Nevada 2021, became the first transgender beauty queen to compete for the title of Miss USA.