19-year old Laury Thilleman, who competed as Miss Bretagne, won the title of Miss France 2011 during the annual event held in Caen, on December 4th. Laury, who hails from Pontivy, is a student of Communications who stands 1.79 m tall and will represent her country at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant to take place in August.
The 1st runner-up was Miss Languedoc, Jenna Sylvestre. The 22-year old student of commerce from Carnon stands 1.71 m tall and is expected to represent France in the Miss World 2011 pageant.
The beauties from Auvergne, Picardie and Ile-de-France completed the top 5. Alain Delon was once again, president of the Jury.
The winner gets a prize of 100,000 Euro.
This was the first time since 1954 that the Miss France contest was not under the patronage of Madame Genevieve De Fontenay, who broke her contract with Endemol months ago, citing creative differences. De Fontenay then created her own rival pageant, called “Miss Nationale”.