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Clemence Botino, glamorous in a costume in honor of Josephine Baker

Representing France at the Miss Universe 2021 contest, the young woman looked gorgeous during the parade in national dress, an event that was closely scrutinized before the selection.

In a competition for the title of Miss Universe, Frenchwoman Clemence Botino remarkably appeared on the podium of the beauty contest that is being held this year in Israel. The 24-year-old, who has just recovered from Covid, took part in the initial selection event Friday night: the parade in national dress.

Decorated with an outfit in honor of Josephine Baker, the former Miss France 2020 captivated spectators and netizens. Her costume, made of a jewel-encrusted lingerie set and majestic feather wings, was carefully selected by Clemence Bottineau herself.

She told our colleagues from LCI at the beginning of the month.

What scores points thanks to this important move, which takes place a few days before the evening of the major elections to be held on Sunday.

‘A true message of peace’

By choosing a costume inspired by Josephine Baker, Clemence Bottineau also made clear his desire to highlight “a great lady, an American who had arrived in France and would enter the Pantheon,” who was a “struggler, a feminist” and “fought for the equality of women and men.”

“She’s a black woman too, and we also have that link,” confirmed the woman, who is originally from Guadeloupe. “She’s a woman with a real message of peace, and she’s Jewish too. I’m proud that there’s a real message behind this outfit.”

Clemence Botino on December 10, 2021 in Israel during the Miss Universe contest
Clemence Botino on December 10, 2021 in Israel during the Miss Universe contest © Menahem KAHANA / AFP

Josephine Becker, French-American artist, magazine leader, and anti-racism activist, born in 1906, entered the Pantheon on November 30. She is the first black woman to be honored there and only the sixth woman, Simone Fell having been the last woman to enter in 2018.

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While waiting to discover the new Miss Universe, the new Miss France will be elected Saturday evening, at Zenith in Caen. 29 candidates compete On the crown, held by Amandine Petit (Miss Normandy), since December 2020.