Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Miss Angola Leila Lopes is Miss Universe 2011!
Magnificent African beauty Miss Angola Leila Lopes on Tuesday was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in a star-studded ceremony in Brazil's Sao Paolo. India's hopes were dashed early into the competition's final rounds after Indian contestant Vasuki Sunkavalli failed to make it to the top 10.
Born in Benguela, Angola Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010.
Lopes, who stands 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in) tall, competed as one of 21 finalists in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Angola, held in Luanda on December 18, 2010,where she obtained the Photogenic Award and became the eventual winner of the title, gaining the right to represent Angola in Miss Universe 2011.
Lopes is the fourth African woman to win the title, the last African who won is Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana.
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