The new Miss France 2024, 20-year-old mathematics student Eva Gilles, faced criticism for her short hair and androgynous appearance: the jury was accused of vokism (an ideology condemning racial and social injustice). Eva became the first Miss France with short hair for more than a hundred years of the competition's history. But, according to critics, the winner should be a girl with a more “traditional” style. beauty - long hair and curvy figures.
Eva herself stated that she chose this image intentionally to prove the uniqueness of every woman.
"We're used to seeing beautiful Misses with long hair, but I went for an androgynous look with short hair," she said. The girl called her victory a triumph of “diversity.” and added: “No one should dictate who you are.”
The winner of the competition is traditionally selected through public voting and a jury decision. Although Gilles only placed third in the public vote, the panel of judges placed her in first place.
Because of this decision, the jury was accused of "imposing the values of wokism." "Miss France" is no longer a beauty pageant, but a wokism competition based on inclusivity,” “She looks absolutely nothing like Miss France.” , "We're not so concerned about her hair as we are about her androgynous body." Many also spoke out in support of Gilles, including French politician Sandrine Rousseau (who also wears a pixie cut): "In France in 2023, will we measure the degree of respect for women by the length of their hair?" - she said.