Geneviève de Fontenay

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Geneviève de Fontenay
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Geneviève de Fontenay in 2010
Born (1932-08-30) 30 August 1932 (age 89)

Geneviève Suzanne Marie-Thérèse Mulmann (born 30 August 1932), also known as Geneviève de Fontenay (French pronunciation: ​[ʒənvjɛv də fɔ̃tnɛ]), is a former chairman of the boards of Miss France and Miss Europe. Fontenay and her son Xavier Poirot sold the "Miss France" name to the group Endemol.

In 2010, Fontenay created a rival beauty pageant contest, Miss Nationale, in partnership with the Swiss entrepreneur Eric Cormier.[1]

The name of "Fontenay", which Mulmann uses in her work, is simply a made-up pseudonym, but it is also used by her son Xavier Poirot.

She was born in Longwy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and lives in Saint-Cloud.