Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes
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Miss Universe 2011 is Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, who captured the hearts of the audience and judges before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of one billion viewers during the live telecast on NBC and Telemundo from the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She was crowned the 60th Miss Universe winner.
Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, is the new Miss Universe 2011.
During the two-hour pageant competition, contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview.
The statuesque 25 year-old from Benguela, Angola is the first winner from her country. She bested contestants from nearly 90 countries and territories from around the world.
During the swimsuit competition, Lopes was a standout in a cheerful yellow bikini that flattered her deep complexion.
Leila Lopes Miss Angola, in the evening gown competition on her way to being named Miss Universe 2011.
In the evening gown competition, she looked every inch the future Miss Universe wearing a light yellow beaded strapless gown, with her hair worn tightly upswept into a bun.
During the all important final on-stage question, Lopes was asked: "If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would it be and why?”
"Thank God, I am very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn't change a thing. I am beautiful and principled. 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."
Lopes, who has loved pageants since childhood, enjoys reading and cosmetics.
Leila Lopes Miss Universe 2011 as she completes her final on-stage question.
The judging panel for this year included:
Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011.
At the conclusion of the broadcast, Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast.
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