Élodie 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 département, a village about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the city of Compiègne. 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 Régional 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 Célébrités.