Miss France: a transgender candidate enters the competition for the first time

This is a first in Miss France history and a major step towards inclusion. Andrea Ferret, a young transgender woman, tries her luck today in the famous beauty pageant.

Since its inception in 1920, Miss France has never hosted a transgender candidate. But this year, things may change. And rightly so, Andréa Furet, the 19-year-old actress, is one of the 12 finalists in the Miss Paris pageant (out of 158 contestants). If she wins the scarf, she can compete for the title of Miss Île-de-France and maybe claim the crown.

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Does his face look familiar to you? It’s normal, Andréa Furet became famous thanks to her character in he is she, a TV movie inspired by his own experience and about trans-identity. She plays the role of Julien, a teenager who wants to change gender. For her gripping performance, the young woman received the Female Performance Award at the Luchon Television Creations Festival.

Andréa Furet came out in 2019, at the age of seventeen, she explains TF1“When I started my transition, I was no longer in high school. I passed my baccalaureate as a free candidate to continue with my transition. I came out trans audience […] as long as I was happy, no one bothered.

As a reminder, Sylvie Tellier, head of the Miss France committee, has for several years confirmed the opening of the contest for transgender women, provided that the candidate’s civil identity is female.

We wish him all the best.

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