�lodie Gossuin (born 15 December 1980 in Reims, Marne, France) is a French former beauty pageant winner and municipal politician.

Gossuin was raised in Trosly-Breuil in the Oise d�partement, a village about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the city of Compi�gne. In her teens, Gossuin won several local beauty contests. While training to be a nurse, she won the "Miss Picardie" beauty contest in November 2000, which qualified her to compete for the Miss France 2001 title. She won that contest and as a result received considerable press coverage.

At the Miss Universe 2001 pageant, Gossuin was a top 10 semi-finalist.

In late 2001, in Beirut, Lebanon, she won the Miss Europe contest then began working as a model and doing publicity appearances.

In 2004, Gossuin embarked on a political career. As a member of the Union for a Popular Movement party, she was elected to the Conseil R�gional de Picardie (regional council) in her native Picardie region on 28 March 2004. Shortly after her election victory, she appeared in the French reality TV show, La Ferme C�l�brit�s.

Since 2005 she regularly is a TV and radio host.