Clémence Botino, Miss Guadeloupe, is elected Miss France 2020 on December 14, 2019 in Marseille – CHRISTOPHE SIMON, AFP / Archives

New blow for Clà © mence Botino. Miss France 2020, whose reign has already been largely affected by the pandemic, has just tested positive for the coronavirus when she arrived in Israel. The 24-year-old is there to represent France in the Miss Universe election on December 12. TO?? 13 days of the competition, his participation seems compromised.

Miss Guadeloupe 2019 does not hide anything from her disappointment: “I cried a lot today”, she writes. “I was devastated, because it’s too much, I’m telling you honestly it’s too much. I’m a positive, determined person, I work very hard It’s hard and I’m giving myself body and soul. The last two years have been full of trials, but this one is tough. “

“Very tired”, she says to have “lost the taste and the smell” and evokes the difficulties of being “far from home”, of “managing everything in English” , to have “very few benchmarks”. She thanks the organization of Miss Universe, which “makes sure to accompany (her) in this event in the best possible way”.

She concludes by calling on her 341,000 subscribers to “protect themselves”: “We have resumed our lives, at least we are trying, but we must not relax. The virus exists, it is here.”

Clà © mence Botino was elected Miss France 2020 on December 14, 2019 at the Dôme de Marseille. Three months later, the first confinement was introduced in France, before two years marked by restrictions in order to stem the epidemic (“I am the Miss France Covid”, ironically ‘Clémence Botino elsewhere in her message). Miss Universe 2021 will succeed the Mexican Andrea Meza. Exceptionally, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Miss Universe 2020 election took place last May.

The election of Miss France 2022 will take place on December 11 at the Zénith in Caen. The evening will be the one that will succeed Amandine Petit, Miss France 2021.