Geneviève de Fontenany refused to participate in the 100th Miss France contest. Withdrawn from the Miss elections for several years, she now lives in a house in Saint-Cloud in the Paris region with a pension of € 1,400 per month.
She was to be a guest of honor of the 100th election of Miss France on December 19 at Puy-du-Fou. The production of the show tried for several weeks to convince her to come, the Miss who remained close to him like Elodie Gossuin or Sonia Rolland also tried. Wasted effort. The lady in the hat will not go there. And keeps a ferocious tooth against Sylvie Tellier, now general manager of the company Miss France: “Sylvie, she stole my life”, explains Geneviève de Fontenay to Parisian who devoted a long portrait to him. “I will never go back there in my life.”
It’s been 18 years now that the company Miss France was bought by the media juggernaut EndemolShine. 10 years since Geneviève de Fontenay slammed the door. His judgment remains the same: the values, his idea of elegance and morals no longer exist in the annual election.
According to the Parisian, Geneviève de Fontenay’s son Xavier received 90% of the estimated 6 million euros from the sale of the company, Genevivève 10%. Today, the former high priestess of Miss France lives on the ground floor of a house in a quiet “and no luxury” district of Saint-Cloud in the Hauts-de-Seine, according to our colleagues. She now lives on a pension of 1400 € per month.
“I don’t need much” confides to the Parisian Geneiève de Fontenay. She doesn’t go out much of her house anymore, lives alone, cooks little (the potato omelet is the only recipe she can make), listens to classical music on a record player, does her housework and watches the television, BFMTV and Eric Zemmour in the evening on CNews. Adèle, his 24-year-old granddaughter, sometimes visits him.
At 88 years old, Geneviève de Fontenay is distraught by death and she confides that she would like to be invited one last time on Michel Drucker’s red sofa in “Vivement dimanche”. Despite the resentment, on December 19, she will watch the TV show in her kitchen.