Monday, December 16, 2013

Flora Coquerel, Whose Mother is from West African Country of Benin, is Crowned Miss France

Flora Coquerel Crowned Miss France

John Malveaux of sends this quote from Elle Magazine:

Elle Magazine

Explaining the Racist Response to the New Miss France

“I’m proud to represent a multicultural France,” gushed Flora Coquerel last Saturday as she accepted the title of Miss France 2014. Unfortunately, some of her countrymen did not feel the same kind of egalitarian pride.
Within minutes, social media was drowned in comments: Miss France set Twitter on fire with over 1.1 million tweets that night, according to TF1, Gala, and Le Télégramme. And a portion of those comments were horrifying..."

Flora Coquerel, who was crowned Miss France this weekend amid an upsurge in racism that tainted the contest, said she was “very proud to represent a cosmopolitan France”.

Miss Coquerel, 19, whose mother is from Benin, in west Africa, beat 33 other contestants in a competition watched on television by 8.2 million people, making it the most popular programme on Saturday evening. 

John Malveaux adds:

See Afro Europe international blog for other recent Queens

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