The French Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper has broken its annual tradition of choosing France's favorite personality of the year by announcing two lists: one for males and one for females on Sunday.
Actress Sophie Marceau, 53, has topped the list of favorite woman personality in France followed by Oscar-winner Actress Marion Cotillard, while Author-composer Jean-Jacques Goldman, 68, has been chosen as the most favorite male personality for the third year in row.
The survey organizers indicated that the "gender separation" this year was applied for a positive goal, after the significant low female presence observed over the recent years. Sophie Marceau ranked 16th last year.
The survey was carried out in partnership with the IFOP survey institute, and involved a random sample of men and women aged 18 years old and above.
Based on the highest number of votes, 25 female and 25 male personalities have been selected.
Senegalese-born Actor Omar Sy has been elected the second favorite male personality, while Footballer Kylian Mbappé dropped from fourth to 14th place.
Algerian-born comedian Danny Boon, whose original name is Daniel Hamidou, also ranked second on the male list. The surprise was rapper Soprano, a young artist from Marseille whose original name is Saïd M'Roumbaba, who ranked fourth.