“They are in the Miss France contest, not in the Instagram contest”: contest participants are criticized for overly retouched photos

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23 nov 2021 20:10 GMT

After the publication of the official images of the contest, many netizens noticed that the excess of retouching in the publications in social networks of some participants makes them look totally different in the unedited portraits of the beauty pageant.

The women who will compete in early December for the title of Miss France 2022 have been strongly criticized by the touch-up and filter abuse in her photos on social media after the beauty pageant published the official images of each of 29 hopefuls for the crown.

After the publication of the official photographs of the contest, many Internet users noticed that the excess of retouching in the publications on social networks of some participants makes them look totally different in the unedited images of the contest. “Viva photoshop. In the official photos, some of them are totally unrecognizable, “wrote a user in a portrait of Miss Corsica, Emma Renucci.

However, some came out in defense of the candidate and pointed out that you have to take into account the lighting and the angle of the photo. “Guys, trust me, she doesn’t touch up any of her photos. Also you have to take into account the angle, the lighting that change a lot [cómo se ve la persona en la foto]”commented a netizen.

Other users criticized the aspiring Miss France for the distortion in the perception of beauty in young people. “It looks great in the official photo. But what they do on their Instagram not good for young people who are easily impressed“wrote a netizen in a portrait of Miss Alsace, Cecile Wolfrom.

In the midst of criticism, Sylvie Tellier, Miss France 2002, who is currently the national director of the pageant, spoke, who accepted the idea that photos on social networks are usually retouched, but warned the applicants not to abuse it. “Everybody takes selfies, they like each other. But I also tell girls to be careful. […] Perfection can be boringTellier said.

He also recalled the words of the current holder of the crown, Amandine Petit, to the candidates: “She told them: ‘Girls, be careful, They are in the Miss France pageant, not the Instagram pageant! By editing too much, they run the risk of generating disappointing reactions when they embark on the Miss France adventure. “