Thursday, October 6, 2011

Leila Lopes: Miss Universe 2011 - Video

This video shows the crowning moments of the Angolan beauty pageant titleholder Miss Leila Lopes as the Miss Universe 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil on 12 September 2011. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.

Born on 26 February 1986 in Benguela, Angola, Leila Lopes was a business management student in the United Kingdom where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on 8 October 2010. Later she won the title of Miss Angola 2010 at the Miss Angola 2011 contest in Luanda, where she also won the Miss Photogenic Award.

Leila Lopes became the first Angolan Miss Universe and she is the fourth African to win the title since the beginning of the Miss Universe pageant. She is also the second African beauty of African descent to win the Miss Universe contest following Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana who was crowned Miss Universe 1999.

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