|Beauty pageant titleholder|
June 21, 1987
Saint-Junien, Limousin, France
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Miss France 2007 (vice-miss)
Miss International 2007
Sophie was born deaf. She is the first deaf or hard of hearing person to take part in the finals of a Miss France pageant. She communicates using French sign language (LSF) but was adamant in speaking at the finals. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
According to Geneviève de Fontenay, she had a comfortable lead in the French public's votes but in the end, the jury's vote, which counts for 2/3 of the final score, elected another finalist, Rachel Legrain-Trapani, as Miss France 2007. Trapani won by a single vote of the jury.
Vouzelaud requested, with the consent and support of Miss France 2007, Rachel Legrain-Trapani, to represent France at the Miss World pageant to increase awareness and exposure of deaf people but the organizers refused, stating that they only accept the official winner of the country as a competitor.
- (French) Article in French in a reputable newspaper about the 2007 Miss France pageant
- (French) Miss France laisse sa place au concours Miss Monde 2007
- (French) Official website of Sophie Vouzelaud