Leila Lopes of Angola Wins Miss Universe 2011!

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Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011, beating out 88 competitors in a star-studded ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, on Monday night.

The 25-year-old Lopes is that nation's first winner.

In the 60th anniversary of the world's biggest beauty pageant, she replaces last year's winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico. Here's a photo of the winner:

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011

"I'm very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn't change a thing," Leila Lopes said when asked a crucial interview question about ... something.

"I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these."

Many believed Miss USA Alyssa Campanella might have a real shot to become the first American winner of the event since 1997. But it wasn't to be.

China's Luo Zilin came in fourth, the Philippines' Shamcey Supsup third, Brazil's Priscila Machado second and Ukraine's Olesia Stefanko was first runner-up.

Congratulations to the contestants for giving it their all.


You are sooo beauthifull Leila am so proud of you, for sure people will search more about our country because of you Viva Angola e deus te abencoe minha linda


Congratulations! You are gorgeous inside and out, Ms. Lopes!


Charles Curry nice to see a fellow Bahamian.... I miss home. Sigh. Yeah I knew she would win the moment she walked on stage. Sooooo beautiful. Congrats Miss Angola.


I did see that inner beauty that you talked about! Congratulation to you and Angola!!!


Mss Leila Lopez you are very strong women, you know what you are and what you want. CONGRATULATION MSS ANGOLA AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!!!! :)


Anyone who was watching knew Alyssa Campanella didn't stand a chance. Almost scary how perfect the Top 10 women were. Congrats!


From the final 10 Miss Angola was my favourite pick, i had no doubt.May God guide and protect you during your reign .Congrats to all of the other contestants,especially my Bahamian Queen...good luck to all.


CONGRATULATIONS to all contestants but especially to Miss Leila Lopes, the winner of the Miss Universe competition.