Miss France 2022: 10 things to know about Diane Leyre, the new most beautiful woman in France

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Miss Île-de-France Diane Leyre was elected Miss France 2022 on Saturday evening in Caen. The young woman showed herself at ease on stage. She has a brilliant background.

It was after 12:30 a.m. Saturday evening when the president of the jury Jean-Pierre Pernault pronounced his name. Miss Île-de-France Diane Leyre was elected Miss France 2022 in front of 7.3 million viewers. Faced with Miss Martinique, the public and the jury preferred the young Parisian woman. Diane Leyre had been called last for the selection of the fifteen semi-finalists selected among the twenty-nine candidates.

Miss Midi-Pyrénées Hannah Friconnet was not selected among the fifteen semi-finalists. Miss Languedoc-Roussillon Marion Ratié and Miss Aquitaine Ambre Andrieu were among the fifteen young women selected.

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Here are ten things to know about Diane Leyre the new Miss France 2022.

1 – She is 24 years old

Diane Leyre is 24 years old. She was approaching the age limit for which a young woman can present herself to Miss France. She was born in 1997 in Neuilly-sur-Seine in the Hauts-de-Seine. But she has always lived in Paris in the 7th arrondissement. Chance of the calendar: it is precisely 24 years since a Parisian had been elected Miss France since Patricia Sphar in 1997, the year of the birth of Diane Leyre.

2 – A pampered childhood

His father is a businessman in real estate, his mother was a flight attendant at Air France. “I had a pampered childhood”, recognizes Diane Leyre in the Parisian. She spent her schooling in a private school and vacations around the globe. “But I don’t have a bourgeois image. I won a merit scholarship,” she points out.

3 – Model does not make her dream

“I never wanted to do modeling because the frozen image does not suit me”, explained Diane Leyre, before the competition, in TV Mag. “I need to send messages. I thought that the world of Misses might suit me better. It was my last year to participate and, as I am someone who does not like to have regret, I sent my application”. Diane Leyre defines herself as a “woman of challenge”.

4 – She works in real estate development

Diane Leyre works in a property development company in Paris. At the end of her studies, she has a Bachelor of Business Administration. She had started by studying law at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas but had given up after a few months.

5 – She has her own fashion brand

Alongside her real estate activities, Diane Leyre has launched her own fashion brand. This is a handbag accessories brand called Ohana Paris.

People’s third choice

Diane Leyre came third in the public vote and first choice of the competition jury. Miss Martinique was at the top of the viewers’ vote and fifth choice for the jury. The votes of the public and the jury counted for 50% each.

6 – She speaks three languages

As part of her studies, Diane Leyre took international business courses at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. She speaks English and Spanish fluently in addition to French of course. She confesses that her studies taught her to speak in public.

7 – Makeup: not too much for her

Diane Leyre told Jean-Pierre Foucault: “I’m not the most flirtatious of my girlfriends”. She tells in the Parisian : “I was taught to wear make-up, to put on foundation, to wear heels, to walk”.

8 – She can’t dance very well

Despite all her qualities, Miss France 2022 is not the best of dancers, which she readily admits. “I was not the most comfortable on stage. Dancing is not my main asset, but I tried to hold the show until the end,” she told the site. Normandy News.

9 – The cause she defends: living together

Each Miss must have a cause close to her heart. For Diane Leyre, it’s living together. “My region is multicultural, at the dawn of 2022, I want to say stop to racism and homophobia. As a woman, I want to show that we can be Miss France, feminist and proud . You can be a real feminist and Miss France”.

10 – Her cousin was a candidate for Miss France

One of Diane Leyre’s cousins ​​also tried her luck at Miss France. Illana Barry had been a candidate for the 2020 edition of the beauty contest representing Languedoc-Roussillon.

“Adopt me” !

Diane Leyre appeared smiling and natural on stage. Moreover, when each Miss had to make a one-minute speech to introduce herself, she did not hesitate to conclude by saying: “For one year only, adopt me!” Only hitch of her evening when she slightly stumbled during the parade of the five finalists in evening dress. A moment that she assumes and which perhaps even made the difference according to her: “Perhaps it was my naturalness or the fact of having stumbled. People recognized themselves in me, saying to themselves that I wasn’t perfect.”

Diane Leyre was elected Miss France 2022.

Diane Leyre was elected Miss France 2022.