Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The New Miss France is kind of Obama-licious!


This past weekend, the French crowned their new Miss France and in so doing made a little history of their own. Chloe Mortaud, 19, has become the first Black Miss France and she is so cute. But even better, her mother is African-American (dad's French and White) from Mississippi so we can kind of claim her too.

I admit I know very little about Ms. Mortaud --unfortunately the Chloe Mortaud website is written in French -- but her story has my imagination running. Mom escaped from Mississippi 25 years ago and fled to Paris, fell in love and made a life for herself. Now Chloe, a student of international business and fluent in Mandarin Chinese plans to use her new found fame to confront the racism that plagues her country. She told the AP, “I want to go to people and explain to them that fear of the other is unfounded.” Hopefully she'll make some time to come to the United States as well to share her vision of racial healing.

Who needs Disney princesses when we have Ms. Mortaud and Malia and Sasha Obama for our little girls to emulate?

Peace and sparkly tiaras!

(Hat Tip to the Heidi for Miss France info.)

6 comments:

glamah16 said...

Love it!

Carleen Brice said...

wow, it is a new world-black, white, French & fluent in Mandarin, too?!

Nikki said...

I LOVE the fact that she speaks Mandarin plus come s from a mixed race background. The world really is a global place and more people are reflecting this.

Sadly it seems we in the USA still need to be reminded thru have more exposure to articles and news like this..

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

what glamah, carleen and nikki said.

LT said...

Thanks Ladies for chiming in. And seriously, I hope the new Miss France makes a serious impression in her country and then comes here to share the love. Hmmm, I'd like to write a story on her...

Anonymous said...

hi
i'm french , and i just wanna say tht she is not the first black woman elected Miss France...check this two wonderful women who have been the pride of our country...Sonia Roland or Cindy Fabre.
Thanks for your article