Anaëlle Guimbi, 20, a candidate for the Miss Guadeloupe 2020 contest, was excluded from the competition which was held on Friday evening for having posed topless, said the young woman on her Instagram account, referring to photos taken for the fight against breast cancer.
In question: three photos, bare breast made up with a body painting technique (body painting, editor's note), for a campaign against breast cancer, explains the one who was a candidate for the succession of Clémence Bottino, Miss Guadeloupe 2019 who became Miss France . But these photos "turn out to be contrary to the values of Miss France. The rules are what they are, I bow, but I will always continue to defend the values which are dear to me like this fight against breast cancer", she adds.
Sandra Bisson, president of the Miss Guadeloupe committee, clarified on radio Guadeloupe la 1ere, that it was "a question of regulations" applied "to the letter".
The president of the Miss France society, Sylvie Tellier, confirmed: "The Miss Guadeloupe committee has received a denunciation concerning the photos of this young woman. And even if it is obvious that these photos have nothing obscene or 'erotic, we have applied the rules (which require young women to never have posed naked, editor's note) to avoid any procedure against the association of Guadeloupe.
Sylvie Tellier said she was "sorry and saddened by this situation" and denounced "a society of denunciation" where "everything is going too fast", including "false accusations of racism on social networks" because "it is obvious that this young woman did not participate in vulgar photos" and that the "cause is beautiful". But "we can't make exceptions," she says.
The Amazones project association, which had piloted this campaign against cancer, said in a letter addressed to the Miss France committee, "disappointed and surprised" by this eviction, asking for the reinstatement of Anaëlle Guimbi in the competition. It is Kenza Andreze Louison, 20, who was elected Miss Guadeloupe 2020.
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"Disqualify a woman because she dared to show part of her breast to help fight breast cancer? Unthinkable", was indignant the journalist and ex-companion of François Hollande, Valérie Trierweiler on Twitter, also asking the reintegration of the young woman.
Françoise Laborde, former member of the CSA and the High Council for Equality between Women and Men, also judged on Twitter "unfair and shameful" to punish Anaëlle Guimbi.