Sunday, October 31, 2010
Malika Menard Miss Universe 2010
Malika Ménard (born 14 July 1987, in Rennes, Brittany) is a French beauty pageant titleholder, who won the title of Miss France 2010. She placed in the Top 15 at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant held on 23 August 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. During the Miss Universe official portraits photo shoot, Ménard was one of many contestants who chose not to do a topless photo shoot. Thousands of people gathered last night at Palais Nikaia in Nice (South of France) to watch the Miss France 2010 competition. The suspense lasted until late evening, when Miss Normandy, Malika Ménard, was crowned Miss France 2010 by Sylvie Tellier, Miss France 2002. WhichBudget, which has an office in the South of France, was there to witness the competition. For the first time in the history of Miss France, this year it was the public who chose the winner from the 5 finalists: Miss Normandy, Miss Provence, Miss Quercy-Rouergue, Miss Rhône Alpes and Miss Bretagne. Malika Ménard took over from 2009 winner, Chloé Mortaud, and will be representing France in Miss World competition in Johannesburg, South Africa on 12 December 2009 and Miss Universe competition in Zagreb, Croatia (date to be announced). Miss Ménard is 22 years old, lives in Caen, is in 3rd year of law studies and dreams of becoming a journalist (travel journalist, we hope - there is always a job for her at The Travel Magazine).