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Miss Pays de la Loire, The Winner Is …

Diane Le Roux, a 22-year-old girl from Orvault (Loire-Atlantique) was chosen as Miss Pays de la Loire on Friday 28th September, at Les Sables-d’Olonne, among the fifteen women candidates. She will represent the region at the Miss France election on December 15 in Lille.

The crown of Miss Pays de la Loire left the Vendée to join the Loire-Atlantique. Yesterday evening, Friday, September 28, in Les Sables-d’Olonne, the Olonnaise Chloé Guémard sent her title to Diane Le Roux, Orvault. The 22-year-old girl was chosen from among the fifteen candidates to become the ambassador of the region.

L'Olonnaise Chloé Guémard (left), Miss Pays de Loire 2017, handed over her title to the girl from Orvault.
L’Olonnaise Chloé Guémard (left), Miss Pays de Loire 2017, handed over her title to the girl from Orvault. | Franck Dubra

In wedding dress, swimsuit or evening dress, the postulants competed with elegance to seduce the 800 or so spectators of the Atlantes and the jury. With, inevitably, a little stress under the rhinestones.

 

Miss Pays de la Loire competition started with a parade in Wedding Dresses
The evening began with the parade in wedding dresses. | Franck Dubray

It was not until midnight that the verdict was known. Maëva Coucke, Miss France 2018, handed the crown to Diane Le Roux, 1.83 m, student in the second year of the master’s degree “Purchase and international trade” in Paris. Elected second runner-up of Miss Pays de la Loire, in Gorron (Mayenne), last year, she reached, this time, the highest step of the podium.

Then, the traditional passage in bathing suits.
Then, the traditional passage in bathing suits. | Franck Dubray

“It’s a lot of emotion, at once joy, fear and worry,” she smiles. The year promises to be hectic. Next step: Mauritius for the preparation trip to the Miss France election to be held in Lille on December 15th. Diane Le Roux, however, keeps her feet on the ground. “My goal is to finish my studies and then work in a cosmetics company. While assuring my role of Miss. “

Moment of emotion Diane Le Roux does not realize that she has just been elected.
Moment of emotion Diane Le Roux does not realize that she has just been elected. | Franck Dubray

As for the Vendéennes, Claire Lucas, of Sainte-Hermine, finished 3rd runner-up and Andréa Galland, of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, first runner-up.

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