The first thing you notice when you see Madeleine Leuenberger is her long, naturally curly, golden blond hair.
It’s tied up into a high ponytail, with a bright red scrunchy that matches her earrings, high heels and the piping on the black ruffled blouse she designed herself.
For a woman her age, she may seem out of the ordinary, and she’s got a secret — she was Miss France in 1961.
She wanted to be interviewed in her house, which is in a small town in the Swiss Alps, called Grächen. My younger cousin, also an aspiring journalist, came along, too. After giving us a tour of her home, we sat down at Leuenberger’s dining table in her white kitchen, where she began to tell us about her life in a mixture of German, Swiss-German and French.