Miss France faces stripping over Playboy pose

26th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 25 (AFP) - Miss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger, could be stripped of her title after posing for Playboy, as the committee which runs the beauty pageant forbids "licentious" behaviour for six years after taking the crown.

PARIS, April 25 (AFP) - Miss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger, could be stripped of her title after posing for Playboy, as the committee which runs the beauty pageant forbids "licentious" behaviour for six years after taking the crown.  

The president of the Miss France committee, Genevieve de Fontenay, told AFP on Monday that she was "dismayed and appalled" by the half-naked photos of Bleger in the adult magazine.  

"We're going to call an emergency meeting of the committee's management board," she said.  

According to Fontenay, a Miss France can be stripped of her title during the year of her reign and for five years afterwards for improper behavior, including "licentious photos, even if only partially revealing".  

Bleger could also be forced to return the gifts she received as Miss France.   "I expected anything but this from Laetitia Bleger. We can't let this go. The Miss France winners have a status to uphold and they know it," Fontenay said.  

Isabelle Turpeaut, Miss France 1983, lost her title after posing as a pin-up for Paris Match magazine.  

US actress and singer Vanessa Williams, the first black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983, was forced to resign two months before the end of her reign after photos taken of her when she was a teenager appeared in Penthouse.

 

© AFP

Subject: French News

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