Monday, 11 May 2015

Malika Ménard - Miss France 2010

Malika Ménard (born 14 July 1987) is a French beauty pageant titleholder, who won the title of Miss France 2010 and represented her country in Miss Universe 2010.


Her name, Malika, means queen in Arabic, is very common in many Arab and Berber countries. She was firstly believed to be of Kabyle Berber descent; however, she has clarified that she is "100% French", and that her parents, who have been to Algeria in the past, named her Malika, because they found it pretty.

Miss France
Ménard, who stands 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) tall, competed as Miss Normandie in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss France 2010, held in Nice, where she would become the eventual winner of the title, gaining the right to represent France in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Universe 2010
As the official representative of her country to the 2010 Miss Universe pageant broadcast live from Paradise, Nevada on 23 August 2010, Ménard placed as one of the Top 15 semifinalists of the competition won by Ximena Navarrete of Mexico. During the Miss Universe official portraits photo shoot, Ménard was amongst the majority of contestants who chose not to do a topless photo shoot.[6] Had she chosen to pose topless, she would have faced automatic disqualification as Miss France.

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