Miss Mauritius is the oldest beauty pageant in Mauritius established in 1970 by Miss Mauritius National Organisation. The first Miss Mauritius, Florence Muller who was crowned as Miss Mauritius 1970 and participated in Miss World 1970 in London, Great Britain. The First Miss Universe Mauritius was in 1975, Nirmala Sohun.
Miss Mauritius 2020, the 49th edition of the national pageant, held its coronation night in October 2019 last year where Angélique Sanson was crowned the new queen. The pageant was held at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ébène. Angelique succeeded and was crowned by Miss Mauritius 2019 Urvashi Gooriah.
A resident of Curepipe, the 25-year-old Angelique is an administrative manager. She wants to devote herself to raising awareness about endometriosis, a painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus, the endometrium, grows outside your uterus.
Anne Murielle Ravina, from Pointe Canon, Rodrigues and a student of Political Science (with a specialization in International Relations) student at the University of Mauritius was crowned as Miss University of Mauritius (UOM) 2016 at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium at the University of Mauritius on the 7th October. The young lady was also elected Miss Telegenic.
Bessika Bucktawor representing Mauritius in Miss World 2017 is 22 years old and stands tall at 170 cm. Currently studying Psychology, Bessika has future ambitions to be a Lecturer, because she enjoys sharing knowledge. Her hobbies and interests include swimming, trekking, painting, and contemporary dance. She has been volunteering for organisations that have been caring for orphans and rescuing stray animals, she herself currently has twenty-three dogs, six cats and two tortoises. Her life’s motto is 'everything happens for a reason’.
Outre les concours de beauté, Véronique Allas consacre beaucoup de temps à ses études et à sa famille. D’ailleurs, la jeune femme est actuellement dans l’île pour entamer une licence en Tourism Hospitality and Management à l’université de Maurice. «La semaine est consacrée aux études. Le samedi est pour les amis et le dimanche, c’est la messe avec maman et le repas en famille.»
Aurellia Begue illustrates herself as ‘creative, caring, and always willing to help’. A travel consultant by profession, she is also a fervent dancer, enjoying an array of styles, from salsa to dancehall, Latin to Mauritian Sega. Aurellia donates her time to the Mouvement D'aide a la Maternite (MAM) organization, which supports pregnant adolescents.