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Unease of a candidate, surprise of Jean-Pierre Foucault and farewell of Sylvie Tellier: behind the scenes of the rehearsals of Miss France 2023


The 30 contenders for the crown paraded on the MACH 36 stage in Châteauroux on Friday to prepare for the Miss France election which will be held on December 17 and will be broadcast on TF1.

“How she makes me laugh!

Sitting in front of the stage where the rehearsals are held, Sylvie Tellier, dressed entirely in black, is all smiles in front of the antics of Diane Leyre.

Miss France

2022, sequined and slim dark perfecto, repeats the first painting which she opens and does not forget to clown around.

She mimes, on the planetary tube of the film


by Céline Dion, the heroes arms outstretched seeming to fly.

"I'm going to have the music in my head all day

," says Sylvie Tellier.

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Farewell to Sylvie Tellier

Very accomplices, both challenge each other:

"We are going to write our Top 5 and we will compare it tomorrow",

laughs the former general manager of the competition, who decided to leave Miss France in September after 17 years of good and loyal service.

“For the first time, there will be all my family, my parents, my sisters, my husband and my children”

Sylvie Tellier

During this Miss France 2023 election, she will co-present the evening with Jean-Pierre Foucault and say goodbye on stage.

"For the first time, there will be my whole family, my parents, my sisters, my husband and my children

," she explains.

I have prepared a speech and I intend to send them a few words but I don't know if I will get there with emotion.

I want to cry every year but this time maybe even more


"Don't forget your waterproof mascara!"


adds Arnaud Sol Dourdin the artistic director of international competitions and the appointed makeup artist of Miss France.

Sylvie Tellier, on the other hand, relishes the fact of not being subjected to the stress inherent in the organization of this great barnum.

“I hear problems here and there, but that doesn't concern me anymore!

This is the first year I've been this cool.


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The stress is rising

For the thirty contenders for the crown, on the other hand, the stress is mounting.

This Saturday evening, they will be live in front of the whole of France.

On stage, the young women jiggle in rhythm.

After that of


, they repeat the painting dedicated to the film

Amélie Poulain


In marinière and leggings, on high heels or in sneakers, they listen carefully to the recommendations of Stéphane Jarny, choreographer and artistic director.

Then, place in the James Bond painting during which the choreography lacks fluidity.

“Get back in place girls

, announces the latter.



Put yourself in the middle



We are going to redo the whole table.


Then comes the moment of the announcement of the fifteen semi-finalists who must be prepared, even if the “real” list still remains a well-kept secret which will only be revealed on Saturday evening.

The young women are called at random and must play the game.



come out of the wings, I see you"

, announces Stéphane Jarny.

“Stop bothering Provence”

, adds Jean-Pierre Foucault, present on stage who still has a soft spot for the candidate representing his region of heart.

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Discomfort on stage

Suddenly there is panic.

Lara Lebretton, Miss Burgundy, has a hypoglycemic crisis and collapses on stage.

“Give him some sugar

,” advises Sylvie Tellier as the two chaperones come running up with water and something to eat.

But, more fear than harm, the young woman gets up and comes to her senses a few moments later.

Sylvie Tellier, a connoisseur, slips some advice to those who will be called into the semi-finalists:

"Don't forget that you will be filmed once you've all spoken, try not to be tense and, above all, don't do your hair again not at that time!



On stage Saturday evening, she will bow out and hand over to Cindy Fabre.

Recently appointed director of the Miss France competition, the latter is also present in the room to watch the performances of the candidates.

Alexia Laroche-Joubert, she is not present in the stands of the MACH 36 but in the van.

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The surprise of Jean-Pierre Foucault

These rehearsals are also an opportunity for the candidates to discover some tips and tricks to avoid falls or other.

They lacerate their soles to slip less or, better, put Coca-Cola underneath to adhere more to the ground.

Another popular technique: put hairspray on the legs to give a satin side but also to avoid static electricity and that the dresses do not stick.

It's 7:30 p.m. and rehearsals aren't over yet.

After paying homage to the

Rocketman film, the very spectacular

Harry Potter


is repeated.

Everything is done so that, on Saturday evening, the evening goes as well as possible for the young women and that the show, orchestrated by producer Frédéric Gilbert, is grandiose.

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In addition to the pleasure of seeing the contenders for the crown parade and introduce themselves, viewers will have the pleasure of discovering a musical surprise concocted by Jean-Pierre Foucault.

The presenter of the show has, moreover, completely denied the fact that he would be replaced by Nikos Aliagas, as certain rumors suggested.

The day ends with the recording of the tableau devoted to regional costumes.

If it is not live for organizational reasons, it promises to be spectacular with a horse and artists from the Gruss circus.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-12-17

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