Maëva Coucke Wins Miss France 2018
Maëva Coucke from Nord-Pas-de-Calais was crowned as Miss France 2018 in the 88th edition of Miss France pageant which was held on December 16, 2017 at Chateauroux , Center-Loire Valley , France. She succeeds Alicia Aylies from Guyane as the new Miss France and will now represent her nation at Miss World 2018 or Miss Universe 2018.
Maëva Coucke is currently studying for her law degree at Lille 2 University of Health and Law in order to become a corporate lawyer. Coucke began her pageantry career in 2013, when she was crowned Miss Boulogne 2013. She was later crowned Miss Foire Expo 2014, and was also a runner-up in Miss Mining Country and Miss South Opal Coast. In October 2016, Coucke was crowned Miss Pévèle 2016 and was given the right to compete in the Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2017 competition, which paved her way to Miss France.
She is the third woman from Nord-Pas-de-Calais to win the crown of Miss France, following Miss France 2016, Iris Mittenaere and Miss France 2015, Camille Cerf.
During the same event, Eva Colas from Corsica was titled as the first runner up, Lison Di Martino from Ile-de-France was adjudged as the second runner up, Safiatou Guinot from Champagne-Ardenne was announced as the third runner up and Audrey Chane-Pao-Kan from Réunion finished as the fourth runner up.
France has won two Miss Universe crowns in the courtesy of Iris Mittenaere (2016) and Christiane Martel (1953). The nation holds the record of winning one Miss World crown under the representation of Denise Perrier (1953).
Miss France 2018- Nord-Pas-de-Calais – Maeva Coucke
1st runner up- Corsica – Eva Colas
2nd runner up- Ile-de-France – Lison Di Martino
3rd runner up- Champagne-Ardenne – Safiatou Guinot
4th runner up- Reunion- Audrey Chane-Pao-Kan
5th runner up- Aquitaine – Cassandra Jullia
6th runner up- Guyane – Ruth Briquet
Top 12 Semi-Finalists:
Languedoc-Roussillon – Alizée Rieu
Martinique – Laure-Anais Abidal
Provence – Kleofina Pnishi
Limousin – Anais Berthomier
Rhône-Alpes – Dalida Benaoudia