Eve Gilles, the 20-year-old dynamo from Nord-Pas-de-Calais, recently crowned Miss France 2024, has been the talk of the town, and not just for her stunning win. It’s her pixie cut that has set tongues wagging and keyboards clacking, sparking an internet frenzy.
Eve Gilles becomes first pageant to win Miss France with a pixie cut
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Gilles, much like over very own Zozibini Tunzi, breaking the conventional pageant mould with her “androgynous” look, faced a flurry of both awe and aweless comments, making her the first contestant with a pixie cut to clinch the title.
But hey, if you can make heads turn and tweets churn, you’re doing something right, right?
Gilles’s pixie cut not only redefined pageant beauty standards but also stirred a debate over the Miss France pageant’s selection criteria.
Some critics, stuck in the beauty pageant stone age, even accused the event of going “woke” because of her win.
And here’s the kicker: Gilles was the only contestant in this year’s competition who dared to sport a cropped short hairstyle. She described her win as a victory for “diversity,” and rightly so.
“We’re used to seeing beautiful Misses with long hair, but I chose an androgynous look with short hair. Every woman is different, we’re all unique,” she said.
Who is Eve Gilles? – Here’s everything we know about the pageant queen
Now, let’s take a step back and focus on who Eve Gilles really is, beyond the hair hullabaloo.
Born in Dunkirk and growing up in Quaëdypre, Gilles has always been a blend of brains and beauty. With a passion for mathematics and computer science, she’s currently pursuing a degree in MIASHS at the University of Lille.
But there’s more to her than just academia and artistry. Gilles has a big heart for charitable causes, from supporting children with disabilities to raising awareness about climate change.
Her journey to the crown was inspired by her grandmother, a former model and beauty pageant contestant.
Now, as Miss France 2024, Gilles is gearing up for the Miss Universe 2024 pageant. She’s not just a titleholder; she’s a 20-year-old student with aspirations to become a statistician, reflecting her love for numbers, logic, and data analysis.