Geneviève de Fontenay confided in the columns of France Sunday, this Sunday, September 11. The opportunity for her to give a very cash opinion on Cindy Fabre who is now at the head of Miss France.
Geneviève de Fontenay is an emblematic character who will always be associated with the Miss France contest. She was president of the Committee from 1981 to 2007 then of the Miss Prestige National Committee from 2010 to 2016. If she has been more discreet since then, the one who is nicknamed the Lady in the Hat, does not hesitate to give her opinion. On August 30, Sylvie Tellier announced that she was leaving her position as general manager of Miss France. “It’s a major life change for me after seventeen years of involvement in the competition”she had first explained to TVMagazinebefore announcing his successor: “The Miss France company chose Cindy Fabre“. A change of direction which made Geneviève de Fontenay react. In the columns of France Sunday this Sunday, September 11, she first indicated: “Cindy kindly called me to let me know. I really like this girl. And I think it’s reciprocal since she told me one day that she will never forget her years spent in my company”. Regarding this succession, the Lady in the Hat adds: “Besides, I don’t understand why they chose her since she’s one of my Misses. Because let’s not forget that she was elected under my leadership. I don’t find that very honest“, she lamented before specifying: “Why didn’t they pick one of the many Misses who were elected after I left?“.
The choice of Cindy Fabre is not understood by Geneviève de Fontenay who also claims to regret not having been able to give her opinion. “What I can blame Cindy for is that she could have discussed it with me before saying yes to Alexia Laroche-Joubert“, she assured. For many years, the Lady in the Hat has been associated with the Miss France contest. While she left it, could she make a comeback now that Cindy Fabre is at the head? ?”No, for me, the Miss France, it’s over!“, she first said before adding: “I’m not old enough to do this anymore.“. Moreover, the one who is known for her outspokenness, does not hesitate to give a very cash opinion concerning the competition. “I certainly do not endorse what has become of this contest. I’ll just keep watching it at home, snug“, she said before discussing her differences with Sylvie Tellier: “Except that I may take a little more pleasure in front of the television, now that it’s Cindy and no longer Sylvie“. Subsequently, Geneviève de Fontenay indicates that she has had no contact with Sylvie Tellier since the announcement of her departure. “I no longer have much reason to call him. I blame her on the other hand that she did not do it“, she said. The reason? “She could have kept me informed that she was going to give up her place to Cindy Fabre who, I repeat, is one of my Misses! It’s not normal, I think! She’s still cheeky! I have nothing against her but you have to admit that she still did some bullshit“, she concluded, very uplifted.
Geneviève de Fontenay: does she want to get back in touch with Sylvie Tellier?
The hatchet does not seem to be buried between Geneviève de Fontenay and Sylvie Tellier, who no longer have any contact. “We don’t need to see each other to discuss itI said everything in the press release that Cyril Hanouna talked about”, first explained the Lady in the Hat. “I didn’t want to attack her when I still have trouble digesting the dirty trick she did to me during the election in December 2020“, she continued before clarifying: “I do not blame him. I hope she can continue her life as she wishes“. Concerning the competition, Geneviève de Fontenay claims to be “curious to find out what the Miss France will become since Alexia Laroche-Joubert took control“, she concluded.