In a surprising statement on their official instagram account, the Miss France organization announced Floriane Bascou, Miss France 2022 1st runner-up from Martinique, as the new Miss Universe France. She will now represent France at the 71st Miss Universe competition on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The news comes as a surprise to many, as Miss France 2022 winner, Diane Leyre, was who everyone expected to be France's representative at Miss Universe. In a statement, Diane said: "Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in the Miss Universe competition due to the fact I have only a few weeks time for preparation after I crown the new Miss France, next December. I do not like to do things halfway when it comes to representing France internationally and my first runner-up, Floriane Bascou, was the obvious choice for this great adventure. I am sure that she will shine and I will support her as all French people will during her journey".

“For several years our national representatives have succeeded in demonstrating that France is one of the countries who always places high in international competitions. We are delighted with the participation of Floriane Bascou who will represent France in the Miss Universe competition next January as well as Clémence Botino in the Miss World competition. They will perfectly embody the values of the Miss France internationally. We wish them to fully experience these adventures and we will support them throughout their journey.", said Cindy Fabre, the new national director of Miss France.

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Floriane Bascou is 20 years-old and originates from French overseas region, Martinique. She is the sister of Dimitri Bascou, bronze medalist in the 110 meter hurdles at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Her brother's career gave her a taste for travel, her family having on several occasions accompanied the athlete around the world for his competitions. She also says she is passionate about cooking, and more specifically about Creole cuisine. She has always been interested in all things health and decided to pursue the career of an orthodontist.

Dear Floriane, GOOD LUCK on your Miss Universe journey! We can't wait to follow & support!


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