Coco Palm hosting Miss France 2011 beauty pageant

Luxury Maldives resort Coco Palm Bodu Hithi will host the filming of the prestigious Miss France 2011 beauty
pageant in November 2010.

The 38 contestants from various regions and overseas territories of France will sample various aspects of Maldivian culture during their visit, the resort said in a statement.

The Miss France contest has been held since 1920 and is considered to be one of the biggest TV events in France, the statement claimed.

“The tremendous coverage that Maldives as a destination will receive throughout France and central Europe is bound to give a significant boost to the whole nation as well as the Coco Collection,” the resort said.

The Coco Collection is the luxury division of Sunland Hotels, a Maldivian owned company.