Miss France suspended over Playboy pose

27th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 27 (AFP) - Miss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger, on Wednesday was barred from wearing her crown and sash for six months after posing half-naked for Playboy, the committee that runs the beauty pageant announced.

PARIS, April 27 (AFP) - Miss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger, on Wednesday was barred from wearing her crown and sash for six months after posing half-naked for Playboy, the committee that runs the beauty pageant announced.  

"Laetitia Bleger broke the rule forbidding Miss France winners from posing for licentious photos that are either partially or totally revealing," the committee said in a statement signed by its president, Genevieve de Fontenay.  

Fontenay told AFP on Monday that she was "dismayed and appalled" by the half-naked photos of Bleger in the adult magazine.  

Bleger could have been stripped of her title and forced to return any 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.  

For all official Miss France gatherings for the next six months, Bleger will be replaced by 2004 runner-up Lucie Degletagne.  

Isabelle Turpeaut, Miss France 1983, lost her title after suggestively posing 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

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