Elected Miss France 2022, Diane Leyre follows the long tradition of Miss France and participates in “Fort Boyard” this Saturday, July 23, 2022. The young woman, always positive, is very close to her family. But she also cultivates a real independence, and this from a very young age.
Diane Leyre’s life changed in December 2021 when she was elected Miss France 2022. For more than six months, she has fulfilled her role as national ambassador at various events in France and abroad. A challenge launched by her who described herself as “not the most flirtatious of (her) girlfriends” at the microphone to Jean-Pierre Foucault. But Diane Leyre has always done what she wants, without hesitation to take risks to live her life the way she wanted, encouraged by her family.
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First job at 15, first apartment at 17
In the columns of Figaro, the beauty queen confided that she had always been eager to grow up and become independent. “When I was 12, I told my father that I couldn’t wait to be 18 to finally live on my own. At 17, I had already taken a studio in the same building as my parents. I started working around 15. Markets, babysitting, hostessing…” An attitude inherited from her parents who always told her that if she wanted something, she had to work to get it. “They are adorable and I received a lot of love from them, but I wanted to prove to them that I could do things on my own.”
A year after leaving the family nest, she even left to settle abroad to continue her studies: “I went to IE University in Madrid, the seventh best business school in the world, thanks to a merit scholarship. After four year I earned my bachelor’s degree in business and administration, which enabled me to be trilingual.” Diane Leyre doesn’t hide it: “It was a challenge to go alone at 18 to another country, especially since I didn’t speak English and Spanish well. Those were the best years of my life.” Especially since the young woman was very proud of not owing anyone anything, as she said in the columns of the gala: “Actually, I didn’t pay for my studies, because I had a merit scholarship. (…) I managed on my own I’ve been independent from my parents since I was 17 and everything I’ve done is alone.”
Her father did not want her to become Miss France
His participation in Miss France was not entirely in the career plan of Diane Leyre, who nevertheless wanted to renew this new challenge. But her father was not necessarily particularly inspired by this wish, as he had confided to Gala: “In the beginning I said to myself: ‘If it amuses him…’. I saw for my daughter a different destiny.” He had already dissuaded her a few years earlier, but he had a very good reason for that: he wanted her to finish her studies first.
“He was absolutely right,” she confirmed to TVMag: “At 18, I wouldn’t have been able to do that. Today I come with many more things to tell, a head heavier and more square shoulders. I feel ready. ” In the columns of Le Parisien, her father did not hide his pride after the election of his daughter: “I was sure that Diane would be crowned Miss France, so that we would not have to sleep and go to bed late”, laughed André Leyre. “When my daughter was elected, I said Thierry Roland’s sentence when France beat Brazil in the 98 World Cup final: now we can die in peace!” At the microphone on RTL, he also confided moved: “I come from a family where I don’t think there have been people with great glories, so for the whole family it is good to mark the History for that.”
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