A black rights group on Monday slammed the latest Miss France competition for producing a "white as snow" winner from a field it claimed was unrepresentative of the country's ethnic make-up.
Marine Lorphelin, 19, a brunette medical student from Burgundy, was on Saturday crowned Miss France 2013, having edged out Miss Tahiti, Hinarini de Longeaux, in the final round of judging.
Louis-Georges Tin, the president of the CRAN (Representative Council of Black Associations), on Monday lamented the lack of contestants from France's African and north African communities.
Row over 'white as snow' Miss France - FRANCE 24
The audacity these non-european immigrants have is just astounding. Can you only imagine the outrage if European women in parts of Africa wanted to have their own pageant, let alone complain about a black winner being "too black"?
This blatant double standard has got to stop. Only a matter of time before this lunacy starts happening here.