Mylene Halemai is not going to be an abnormal candidate this Saturday, December 19 in the course of the competitors Miss France 2021 certain TF1. The younger lady from Wallis and futuna will supply itself a novel parenthesis. Professional tennis participant, the 19-yr-outdated Frenchwoman was notably the 14-yr-outdated French champion in 2015. 867th on the earth, Mylène spent her confinement in metropolitan France earlier than lastly returning house to Wallis.
Interview with Mylène Halemai, from tennis to the world of Misses!
Far from tennis, the younger participant due to this fact determined to register for Miss Wallis and Futuna and gained the competition with out understanding but that she would certainly take part within the Miss France contest. An amazing delight as a result of there was noe Miss Wallis and Futuna at miss France for 15 years. One week earlier than the ceremony which is able to happen at Puy du Fou, Mylene Halemai confided within the microphone of Tennis News on the delight of getting grow to be a miss, on the factors in frequent between tennis and the world of misses, the aims of her taking part in profession and the promotion of her territory.
“It’s more friendly and sympathetic between the girls. In women’s tennis, this is not always the case”
You live a fairy story as Miss Wallis-and-Futuna, has it at all times been a dream alongside a profession as an expert participant?
Not utterly. I used to be in Wallis and Futuna in the course of the lockdown. I made a decision to take part within the election and a couple of days after being elected we have been made conscious of the truth that I’ll take part in Miss France. It was under no circumstances deliberate.
Are there any factors in frequent between tennis and the world of Misses?
Yes in fact, all of the media administration aspect, the presence. There is stress too. It just isn’t the identical style however it’s joined a bit of. The spirit of competitors a bit of bit even whether it is extra convivial and sympathetic between the ladies. In girls’s tennis, this isn’t at all times the case.
We at all times have the impression, seen from the skin, that the misses are in a sort of “fight” however you end up that this conflicting relationship is extra current in tennis?
It is true that from the skin one would possibly suppose that. It is commonly the skin individuals who create issues quite than the misses between them. It’s a disgrace as a result of all of us get alongside very nicely and the environment is superb.
“This sport has always been my passion and will be forever. I will end my life in tennis”
Since your election on September 26, have you ever been coaching a bit of or your taking part in profession is completely on maintain?
I used to be ready to speak to myself bodily. It was tough to hold the identical program as traditional however I strive to preserve myself and play as a lot as potential in order not to lose my emotions.
You have not performed on the circuit since March. You are 867e world. How do you see the remaining? Tennis stays your major purpose?
Yes no matter occurs. This journey is extraordinary, I’d have just one in my life. It’s actually passing and I put the emphasis on tennis. This sport has at all times been my ardour and it will likely be eternally. I’ll finish my life in tennis.
“I was in a negative spiral so it gave me a change of air”
Is it as a result of, or furthermore thanks to the present context that you just tried your luck within the miss contest?
Yes. Kind of. This yr is a little bit of a sabbatical for me. When I obtained again to Wallis I could not journey an excessive amount of so I knew I’d have some free time. I used to be in a damaging spiral so it gave me a change of air.
If you’re elected, you will be unable to play for a yr? How do you think about that?
I did not essentially put together that. I believe that might be an ideal drawback to have and can be pleased to discover a resolution. I believe it is fairly tough to play tennis and it is not essentially very suitable.
As a participant, how did you expertise this yr 2020? Was it mentally tough? Or did you handle to keep the course?
It was fairly tough. I’m not essentially the most constructive, essentially the most assured. It was exhausting to chain defeats, not having the ability to prepare, not to play tournaments. It was tough to be confined and to preserve a good physique. It was not miserable as a result of it will get worse, I’ve nothing to complain about nevertheless it was tough anyway.
Have you been confined in France or in Wallis?
The begin of confinement, I spent it in metropolitan France, for 4 months after the very first confinement, after which I went to Wallis.
And how is it entering into Wallis?
We are usually not affected in any respect, we have now no case. We are actually spared and we dwell with out masks and with out restrictions.
“It really feels good because since the age of 3 I’ve been a bit into a routine”
What will the purpose be in 2021? If you aren’t elected in fact …
I have no idea. It’s a bit early to have targets. At first, the purpose shall be to get again nicely bodily and tennis. In the close to future, it could be to develop my doubles profession after which I’ll see.
Finally, you’re disadvantaged of tennis however the morale is there and you reside a stupendous story?
Yes, it is true ! It actually modifications me. It actually feels good as a result of because the age of three I’ve been in a little bit of a routine, the place I do the identical factor on a regular basis. Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals … It’s true that it modifications and I actually love the frame of mind. I’m very pleased in the meanwhile and fulfilled in what I do.
Has all this given you a breath of contemporary air and coronary heart balm?
It does me plenty of good and it may be helpful in my life as nicely. I’m fairly reserved so it helps me to have extra confidence and higher handle the media, higher categorical myself in public which is mostly a weak level for me.
“Most of the candidates did not even know Wallis and Futuna (…) The promotion of the territory is really part of this experience!”
What can we want you for the nineteenth? Do you’ve got a purpose?
Not in any respect. The most necessary factor is actually to benefit from the expertise. To have a consequence can be nice, however the prime 15 would already be prime for my territory and the promotion of Wallis-and-Futuna. Most of the candidates didn’t even know Wallis and Futuna.
Finally the message is there too. Is it a approach to spotlight your territory?
Exactly. This is likely one of the causes I launched myself to Miss Wallis and Futuna. I had plenty of concepts regarding the growth of the territory. We have a barely backward mentality when it comes to sport and vitamin. The promotion of the territory is actually a part of this expertise!