After seventeen years at the head of the organization of the famous beauty contest, Sylvie Tellier leaves her position as general manager and hands over to Miss France 2005, Cindy Fabre.
After 17 years at the head of the Miss France committee, Sylvie Tellier hands over. The director of the famous beauty contest left office on August 30 to “devote herself to entrepreneurial projects”, as stated in a press release from the company Miss France.
A lawyer by training, the one who replaced Geneviève de Fontenay in 2007 now wishes to take up other challenges, “without straying from the world of the media”.
“I wanted to give a new direction to my career. (…) I want to be an entrepreneur. I love my country, and we have great assets to develop. I would therefore like to put my energy into service for the promotion of France and its know-how”, she explains in an interview with the Figaro.
Sylvie Tellier will be replaced by Cindy Fabre, Miss France in 2005 and former Miss Normandy who will take over the management of the committee under the aegis of Alexia Laroche-Joubert (producer of Koh Lanta Where Fort Boyard) who has chaired the Miss France society since 2021.
“I took so much pleasure in developing this emblematic company of French heritage,” said Sylvie Tellier in a press release. “It is with great emotion that I thank the French people and all the institutions that have placed their trust in me throughout this magnificent human adventure.”
“The 17 Miss France that I had the honor to guide will keep a very special place in my life,” she continues. “Of course I wish the new teams and Cindy Fabre much success.”
In her capacity as ambassador, the new director Cindy Fabre will take care of the organization of the competition at the national level, but also at the regional level. According to the Miss France company, this new organization will be effective from September, four months before the 2023 ceremony.
Sylvie Tellier will however keep the honorary title of honorary president of the Miss France society and will ensure the co-presentation of the 2023 ceremony, for the last time, next December alongside Jean-Pierre Foucault.