Almost a year after her election as Miss Pévèle 2017, qualifying for Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2018, Meggy Pinte heard on Monday that she could not claim a place in the Miss France competition.
On 11 November 2017 Meggy Pinte followed in Beuvry-la-Forêt, near Valenciennes, Maëva Coucke as Miss Pévèle. It is next to the one that became Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2017 and that Miss France 2018 would be that the young woman received his scarf and crown. The 21-year-old pharmacist was assured of participation in the Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais edition of 2018 and for eleven months he has kept the dream of belonging to the 30 candidates for Miss France 2019.
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Last Monday, just five days before the ceremony in Orchies, Meggy Pinte was informed by the regional committee that she was ultimately not eligible for the Miss France competition. "It has been decided that due to legal disagreements (concerning my earlier experiences as Miss Opal Coast and Dauphine Miss Aerospace France), I do not conform to the regulations of the company Miss France", the young woman explained. "I am sad and disappointed, so it is Juliette Watrelot, my first runner-up, who represents La Pevèle on Saturday for Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais."
Among the criteria for selecting the participation contract of the Miss France company, which signs every candidate of the regional competitions, it is stipulated in particular "not to have been the winner of a beauty contest at regional, national or international level and in particular a competition contrary to the values of Miss France and / or the Miss France brand and / or infringing ".
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But on August 28, 2014 Meggy Pinte was elected Miss Opal Coast 2014 for the Miss Euregion commission with, among her dauphines, a certain Maëva Coucke. In October 2014 she participated in Miss European 2014 in Dublin. On 16 April 2016 in Arneke, after dedicating herself to her studies in pharmacy, she returned to a beauty contest by becoming Miss Audomarose 2016 for Miss Aeronautics France and the first runner-up of the 2016 edition of this committee.
The representatives of the town of Desvres, from which Meggy Pinte originated, expressed their anger after the late decision of the Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais Commission for Miss France. "It was with great sadness and anger that we heard the news, the organizing committee does not matter", says the Facebook account of the town of Pas-de-Calais. "It's just shameful, the support trip has unfortunately been canceled, good luck to Meggy in this case."
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Ludovic Dutriaux, first deputy mayor of Desvres, told France 3 that "hundreds of people" originally planned to go to Orchies on Saturday to support Meggy Pinte. With our colleagues, he condemned "a harmful atmosphere among the candidates" and said that his protégé was the victim of "anonymous letters of condemnation". Juliette Watrelot, the first number two of Miss Pévèle 2017, and 18 other candidates will be in the race to try to succeed Maëva Coucke under Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais.