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Miss France: Miss Universe Wears Jeans

Leila Lopes didn't deserve to win, Laury Thilleman implies
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2011 10:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sounds like someone's a sore loser: Miss France Laury Thilleman snarked about Miss Angola Leila Lopes after Lopes was crowned Miss Universe, complaining to a French magazine about Lopes' fashion sense, among other things. The Washington Post offers a translation: "She was the only girl I didn’t know very well. We didn’t see her much; she was very discreet. She was often in jeans and not wearing makeup."

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"We were all surprised by her win," Thilleman continues. "Many girls made efforts that were not rewarded. I don’t know, something is missing in her temperament. The fact that the competition was held in Brazil surely played a role." (Read more Miss Universe stories.)

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