Miss France ‘whitened’ for Paris Match

Miss France ‘whitened’ for Paris Match

The Times of London

Charles Bremner, Europe Editor

A row over racism has tainted this year’s Miss France contest after the winner was pictured in a magazine with apparently lightened features and her hair straightened.

Alicia Aylies, an 18-year-old student who earlier won the Miss French Guiana contest, was chosen as Miss France last weekend, prompting criticism from far-right commentators on social media that she hails from the south American French département

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