A 22-year-old history of art student, Clémence Botino, was crowned Miss Guadeloupe 2019 on Saturday, August 3 at the Sports Palace of Le Gosier. The runners-up were Vilynnda Michel, Danitzia Logis, Géraldine Pierre, and Béty Thams.
Clémence beat 9 other finalists to succeed last year’s winner and Miss France 2019 runner-up, Ophély Mézino. She will represent Guadeloupe at Miss France 2020 pageant in Marseille later this year.
Former Miss France, Chloé Mortaud, was a special guest in the event.
Guadeloupe is an overseas region of France in the Caribbean. The region has first sent a representative to Miss France in 1979.
Miss Guadeloupe winners used to compete at Miss Universe since 1977. But in 1985, it started to boycott the international pageant because they do not allow the island to compete in a national contest as a region.
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