Miss Angola Leila Lopes Wins Miss Universe 2011

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By Michael Lewittes


Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Miss Universe on Monday night.

The 25-year-old Lopes is the first Miss Universe from Angola. She beat out contestants from 88 other countries to win the title on the pageant’s 60th anniversary.

And it was a question about beauty that helped her take the crown.

When asked what physical trait she would change, Lopes replied, “Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me, and I wouldn’t change a thing.” She added, “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family, and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.”

The first runner-up after Lopes was 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine, followed by Priscila Machado of Brazil, where the competition was held.

Lopes replaces last year’s Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.

Miss Universe is co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC.

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