»CLAUDINETTE FOUCHARD is a beauty queen whose story has the name engraved in gold letters. Etoile among the beauty queens of old Haiti, Perle des Antilles, Fouchard Claudinette symbolized what many young girls dreamed of being: the most beautiful. Indeed, it was the most beautiful creature Haiti at the time. She was born in Port-au-Prince on 3 February 1938. Youngest of two children of the family Jean Fouchard, she received training, a strong education and care in Paris and completed his studies at Georgetown University in Washington. Polyglot, fluent in Creole, French, English, Spanish, German and even Italian, she visited France, the United States, Greece, Yugoslavia, Cuba, Puerto Rico etc. .. Magnet feverishly music, Claudinette plays the piano with skill and dexterity. She was 21 years old, measuring 1 m 65 tall and weighing 58 kilos when she added to his list the rare and prestigious title of "World Sugar Queen" in Cali-Colombia. Claudinette Fouchard devoted Miss Haiti in 1960, remains so far unknown to Haitian youth. Young girls in particular who do not know the history of this unusual artist, have an interest in adopting the goddess of beauty in every sense as a model. Carnival in Port-au-Prince at the time, and still remains, but the best place to discover new stars in the country. It also represents a time when the beauty contest was not an alias or an advertising slogan. Miss Haiti, the beauty of this young woman earned a lot of foreigners to the cause of the country. Carnival in Haiti marked in indelible lettering the name of Claudinette Fouchard. Under the sign of this beautiful Caribbean Haiti that still invites the world to return to a time when the word''Joy''was of any significance. Claudinette Fouchard, thanks to the artistic contribution she has done shows at the prestigious competition which was the project in the world, therefore able to reveal unsuspected talents home. Also at the Cannes Film Festival to be held in Cali-Colombia, several countries were invited to send candidates to participate in international competition to elect the Queen of the World Sugar. The President of Haiti then François Duvalier had chosen Claudinette Fouchard: elected Miss Haiti. Winning over many nations in this competition, she is the pride of the Haitian nation in the world through her intelligence, her beauty in its simplicity and especially by his modesty. Claudinette Fouchard envoutant even tourists coming from abroad. It was on Thursday 24 December 1959, the official opening of the International Competition in Cali-Colombia. The rustic nature of concerts, where nightingales and many other nocturnal birds give voice to their chorus of melodious hymns of praise, is preparing to celebrate the Nativity of Christ the Redeemer. At this moment and by a strange coincidence the international Cali for the title of World Sugar Queen, began with a grand ball and continued until January 2, days of our forefathers, at 10 pm, when the jury composed of the most prestigious of the time, the writer Ernest Heminguay, the former president of Ecuador Lassa Gallo Plaza, the global beauty queen, a Japanese, and so on., set its choice on what the Press International calls "The Black Pearl" to become Queen of the World Sugar 1960 and Queen of Queens.
You should have seen how our elegant brown Creole opened the way for submission of candidates to the arm of the Governor of Cali under the stunned gaze of competitors equally remarkable for their beauty are: Martha Cortes (Cuba), Janette Kayes (United States) Lorène Perrin (Hawaii), Maria Munoz (Puerto Rico), Irma Gonzales (Panama), Iole Brizolla (Brazil), Pilar Gaillardo extradited (Ecuador). Florida was represented as well as Louisiana, Dominican, etc.. The choice of eighteen members of the special jury, brought after long discussions on this rare beauty that Haiti was among 30 girls from various countries, shook the world.
The Bellissima, la unica, la Niña de Haiti, as we called him and cheered everywhere, met at the same time at the invitation of the Mayor of Bogota where the Municipality, during a lavish ceremony, had handed the keys to the city after having received all material respects and honors due to a Queen. After being the guest of honor from the municipality, the Governor and President Lleras Camargo, she returned to Miami for a few hours before embarking, in the company of Miss Cartright, Mrs. Jean Fouchard and the National Folk Troupe for Haiti, where a carefully prepared and most protocol was implemented by the Host Committee, the Municipality and the Tourist Office upon arrival at 2 o'clock PM on the landing of aviation "Bowen Field now transferred to the François Duvalier International Airport. The country and primarily the capital, jubilant, was celebrating. Port-au-Prince, from the Bicentennial to the most huppés decorated, illuminated and impeccable cleanliness, moved into the splendid pageantry and wonderful performances.
It was under the government of François Duvalier. The Chamber of Commerce, with Roy, the Thébaud the Dufort, etc.. and the Hotel and Tourist Association of Haiti had a right to inspect the cleanliness of the City, more on the safety of the country, while the Tourism Office and City Hall were at the height of their duties. Program was provided: 2 pm: Welcome and discount Floral 2 hours 30: At the Hotel de Ville, Keys and vin d'honneur 4 hours: In the National Palace, and special audience receives the President of the Republic 6 hours 30: Presentation at Sylvio Cator Stadium. Show short by National Folk Troupe which was also for a distinction to the non-competitive festival in Cali in the country relating Cup souvenir. Then, reception at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Bicentennial. Press Latin American and International welcomed the success of Miss Claudinette Fouchard they regard as the success of good taste, distinction and above all culture.
So it is with pride that male traced here for posterity, in short hatching ideas and at the option of memory, the ceremony from Saturday 9 January 1960 and where, under the vivat delusional, a large crowd gathered along the way blocking the mercury convertible Dr. Métellus who should lead this goddess of beauty, crowned with gold, majestic, smiling and scepter in hand, to the Hotel de Ville. The survivors of those memorable hours are still a tale of poignant moments, pathetic.
A witness describing the scene tells: After the cocktail reception and the keys of the City to the Municipality of Port-au-Prince, His Majesty Claudinette Fouchard, in his royal magnificence began a triumphant tour, conquering once again the hearts and minds. At 5 o'clock pm, two cars of the Presidency, preceded by motor units of the police (Montard) bring in a thunder of applause, the ten members of the National Folk Troupe. They are received to be introduced at the fair green, by the Head of the Presidential Guard, the Chief of Protocol I, the first attached to the Protocol and the Deputy Executive Secretary of the President of the Republic. 35 PM 5heures Her Majesty the Queen World Sugar, Claudinette Fouchard, the scepter of imperial power in hand and surrounded the front of the tiara of pearls down a car for the Presidency by acclamation fed the crowd delirious and once received by members of the Protocol has been hailed by the National Palace fanfaree singing "The Dessalinienne. His car was followed by Monique Cartright, the next, and preceded by the police motorcycles.
Under the plaudits of a large and selective assistance where one could notice the President of the Court of Cassation, the Chairman of the National Assembly, all members of the Cabinet, the senior members of the Army, many personalities official of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of Tourism, Trade, Press, various artistic groups and worldly, such as "The Choir Simidor", "Jazz for Youth", "The Youth Dance Troupe de l'Ile "," the SNAD "," Haiti sings "etc, the representatives of groups or literary associations, academics, candidates for the last contest of beauty and their parents, the organizers of this contest, etc., the Black Pearl and the following were received the green room. The Presidential elegantly dressed couple appeared. Immediately after the salvation of the band Presidential Palace, the Head of State kissed, or more precisely the presidential couple kissed Her Majesty Claudinette Fouchard and his following, and then invited Her Majesty the Queen World Sugar to take the seat of the President right and left Mrs. Duvalier. Miss Cartright sitting opposite Miss Simone Duvalier.
It was the time of the conveniences and fine art of the Protocol. 6 hours 07. The Head of State awards the Diploma and the box containing the insignia "Honor and Merit." Unable to contain his emotion, François Duvalier improvises with a grave and solemn air: "Claudinette Fouchard I n'épingle not on your chest this decoration, despite the requirement of the Protocol. I take pleasure in handing you personally. " Continuing his speech, President Duvalier, after referring to the difficulties of the Ecole des Griots imposing Haitian culture, associated the success of Claudinette Fouchard and Miss Cartright following the triumph of the National Folk Troupe. The National Folkloric Troupe, he had to say, very well highlighted Haitian culture. It is indeed this range, all these primers, and perhaps the provision of engineering black African are a credit to the Haitian culture and for which a whole generation has struggled ... After his congratulations to Mr. André Narcisse director of the National Folkloric Troupe and the Théâtre de Verdure, he went to speak to one of the torch-bearers of the New Generation Lamartinière Honorat Michel, Secretary of State ai de l ' Education and Public Works owner, responsible for submitting the insignia and diploma to Mr. Narcisse. We break out the champagne in the festive euphoria, when a few moments later, the Presidential couple asked the Queen, the following members of the National Folkloric Troupe followed by parents and assistance to move to Red Salon honor to tables richly stocked stands out as a cake topped with a crown in miniature.
After the ceremony at the National Palace, the festivities were to continue at the Stade Sylvio Cator, where her Majesty, Queen of the World Sugar would have sent a message to the Haitian people at Fellowship, Edouard Craan was royally received at the Hotel Beau Rivage Roy Raymond was given a grand reception in his honor, at which Ms. Guéry Fortuna, President of the jury justified in a brilliant choice of improvisational Claudinette Fouchard as Queen of the World Sugar Festival International de Cali.
To this day rendered extraordinary honors publicly added the artistic and musical evening held on Friday 15 January as a tribute to the Queen and the National Folkloric Troupe at the Théâtre de Verdure with the assistance of Gerard Resil, the celebration Saturday 16 January in the evening Choucoune by its director René Marini who was deeply generation then reviving the honors rendered to the Queen Elizabeth during the ceremonies of the great moments.
Shortly after, a series of cleverly arranged tours both in Haiti and abroad, with a grand ceremonial style have enabled the Queen World Sugar to the conquest of Canada, etc. Paris. After a journey of apotheosis in which it offered at a prodigious thirst for daydreaming all the treasures of his creative imagination by gestures that are smooth shuddered, stir the soul and the heart, such an impression is too rare today so that we can forget that. Long time, the country feels the need to satisfy them, again, beauty is quite rare and worthy of admiration. I converted my sympathy in despair after a visual feast of photographs Claudinette Fouchard Fair artistic and worldly Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre on Route Tabarre.
What was my surprise, during my impromptu visit, to discover the office of Ms. Senatus two beautiful pictures to satisfy my curiosity?
The 1st picture reminds me of some refineries in the Saint-dominguoise during the revolution of the cane, reveals posture and coquettishness Affranchie a top hat topped his handkerchief and dressed in a robe with long strips fabrics of different colors.
The picture appears even more voluptuous Venus back to earth with everything you can imagine and charms spell psychic. It is an honor to make this glowing testimony to this "Black Pearl" who dreamed of living not only for the art of charm and the promotion of national pride but to defeat racism, prejudice and the apartheid as so aptly expressed Roussan Camille in his poem "Nigra Sum, Sed Formosa" dedicated to his Majesty Claudinette Fouchard.
The World Sugar Queen defeated in 1960 and has attended the decolonization and independence of African countries, the emergence of Pastor Martin Luther King and the advent of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States. While in high places it is estimated that Claudinette Fouchard had served his art and his country, the day will come when, by an official, the Nation will be invited to pay a solemn tribute fit for heroes that we honor with a stick marshal. The Ethnologue Antalcidas Murat did he not immortalized by the musical strophe sung by Gérard Dupervil: "The Haitian folklore should be given very high He triumphed in Cuba, Paris and Colombia It revives in us the source of life Africa It helped our ancestors to Vertières, Crête-à-Pierrot Claudinette, Jazz Youth Troupe and the National The greatest trilogy, the art of our country. " Haitian youth need role models for themselves in the national spirit, citizenship and values that make the force of morality, family, decency and fashion. Haiti should be proud to celebrate and commemorate each year a similar event to which Her Majesty Claudinette Fouchard become Raynold Ms. Bonnefil can deliver to the archives of the National Culture and the Ministry of Tourism and its dear memories his erudition that could fill volumes and revive the tourism and cultural curiosity.
Certainly! Since that time, seemed so distant, too many memories and buried physiognomies missing focus this August scene. Embodying the squirrel, the whole world had to be reflected in your eyes not surprised about anything.
If I may, Madam, I would disturb your inner ecstasy to express on behalf of all your fans and myself all our regret being so far the only ones to have thought of you a bouquet plaiting Laurier at a time when you've been used to increase the national dignity.
This is not a compliment worldly. Creature had rarely been more ideal, and spiritual cultivation. I applaud you once again to Madam and you will see that I decided to call you by your title, Her Majesty Claudinette Fouchard, World Sugar Queen, whose name is synonymous with success, abundance and prosperity. You have a right as a legacy of your youth of yesterday and today, because when Claudinette Fouchard, this beauty Haitian hard applause lights on its carriage coupled to the steers down to Cali to the Colombian people , imagination stopped and thought died. You are quite happy, World Sugar Queen and Queen of Queens, to be housed in our memory and national memory.