“You go and you shut up”: Sylvie Tellier without a filter on her departure from Miss France and Alexia Laroche-Joubert

Last year, to everyone’s surprise, Sylvie Tellier officially announced her departure from the Miss France committee. After 17 years of good and loyal service, the former beauty queen is leaving her costume behind and passing the torch to Cindy Fabre, also a former Miss France (elected in 2005). If the mentor had so far been very evasive about her departure, she nevertheless agreed to give an exclusive interview to the newspaper The Parisian.

On Saturday 17 December 2022, Sylvie Tellier will say goodbye to the Miss France committee. But before finally handing the baton to Cindy Fabre, the 44-year-old blonde will take stock of her long years of accompanying the young Miss France. “I fulfilled all my goals: to win Miss Universe, to see the President of the Republic in the Élysée, the Misses became stars and recorded the best audience… In other circumstances, I might not be part of it. But here I am 44 years old and women have the right to more lives“, she declared in the columns of Parisian.

Disagreements accepted

It must also be said that the recent upheavals regarding the rules for participation in the prestigious competition have not been able to convince the mother of the family. “It is my decision. I disagreed with the rule change [par exemple, les mères de famille sont autorisées, tout comme les tatouages, ndlr] and I was slapped at the start of the year with the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut. He was part of my team and was my guide. He helped me during the imprisonment to find solutions to maintain the competition thanks to videos. Last year, even ill, he chaired the jury and it was such a nice gift from him. Without him, Miss France will never be the same again“, she lamented with sadness. Still regarding the new rules, she says: “I suffered too much with Geneviève de Fontenay [l’ancienne patronne des Miss, ndlr], I will not judge them. Any change is good. You go and you are silent.

Regarding her altercation with Alexia Laroche-Joubert during the press conference, Sylvie Tellier said: “I thought it was amazing that she recognized a semantic error in saying I didn’t produce the show when I had an artistic eye. At noon that day we had lunch together. It wasn’t a volcanic eruption on my part, I was upset because we all work together. Just because we don’t agree doesn’t mean we’re in tension.”

Despite her departure, Sylvie Tellier claims to have plenty of other projects. Convinced that the competition “will continue to exist after (her)“, she leaves the ship with serenity.”I am so happy to simply become Miss France 2002 again. To no longer be the one calling to order is a weight lifted. I want to be a businesswoman before I become a public figure“, she concluded, before still admitting her regret at not being able to accompany Diane Leyre (Miss France 2022) to Miss Universe.

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