Kim Kardashian Is The Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011

The creme de la creme of Southern belles have decided that Kim Kardashian has neither class nor breeding. The National League of Junior Cotillions have dubbed the reality star the 'Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011.'

She tops their annual list 'for making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage.' They are, of course, referring to her highly publicised engagement, wedding and 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.

NLJC National Director Elizabeth Anne Winters explained her choices in a statement.

'The annual selections are based on the demonstration of dignity, honour and respect.' According to RadarOnline, the debutantes of the South aren't the only people who think Kim, 31, is lacking in that department.

Her former husband's family was surprised that he fell for her in the first place. 'We expressed concern to him about his relationship with Kim,' a close family member told the website.

'We were quite surprised that it was as serious as it was with them. But he was just taken away by her, and you can't tell someone in love to open their eyes a little wider. He just saw what he wanted to see.'

The family member insists that Kris was genuinely in love with Kim and saw a long future with her, but before the honeymoon period was even over, there were already signs of trouble in the fairytale marriage.

'It was really hard on Kris that Kim and her family weren't very accepting to his side of the family, or very welcoming to them,' the mole revealed.

Kris himself has called his ex's reality shows fake and said that everything about her and her show is fabricated.

Conversely, there are some celebs who have been feted by the cotillion, including Kate Middleton, Taylor Swift and Kardashian pal Justin Bieber. 

Prince William's new wife embodies everything Kim does not, says Winters. She has been named the Best-Mannered Person of 2011 'for the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight.'

'Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was chosen for the exemplary manner in which she conducted herself, before and after her marriage to Prince William,' says the director.

Bieber, 17, was feted with the accolade 'for consistently showing courtesy to his fans.'

Swift, 21, earned the top honour 'for inspiring young people with her music and her manners.'