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Miss Universe 2011 Drama: Miss France Criticizes Winner, Miss Angola

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On Monday night, the world was a joyful place full of smiles and rainbows when Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, was crowned Miss Universe 2011 with all the requisite tears and confetti.

But of course it couldn't last.

After the pageant Premiere.fr, a French magazine, chatted with Miss France, Laury Thilleman, who was a Top 10 finalist. Thilleman said lots of positive things about making it to the final rounds, but also threw in some less-than-positive details about the ultimate winner, Lopes.

Of Miss Angola, Thilleman said, "She's the only girl I did not know too well. We did not see her much, she was very discreet. She was often in jeans and no makeup" (a high crime on the pageant circuit, we're sure).

Thilleman also added, "We were all surprised by her victory. Many girls efforts have been made which have not been rewarded."

She also added a strange statement connecting the win for Angola, a former Portuguese colony, with the pageant's location in Brazil, also a former Portuguese colony. As reported by the Washington Post, the implication seems to be that the contest being held in Brazil gave Miss Angola an edge

To which we say: good thing there wasn't a logic portion of the beauty competition.

Test out your French skills with the original article in Premiere.fr or read the Washington Post's take on the drama.

For pictures from the competition and Lopes' big win, check out the slideshow below!