Ladies and gentlemen, meet Angola’s Leila Lopes. The 25 yr old was crowned Monday night in the 60th anniversary of the largest beauty pageant in the world, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Following her win she stated,
“as Miss Angola I’ve already done a lot to help my people.”
“I’ve worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, I work in the fight against HIV. I work to protect the elderly and I have to do everything that my country needs,” she said. “I think now as Miss Universe I will be able to do much more.”
Lopes is Angola’s first winner. She beat out 88 other competitors to win the title o Miss universe 2011. She replaces last year’s winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
Rounding out the top five, the first runner-up was 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine, the second Priscila Machado of Brazil. The third was Miss Philippines and the fourth Miss China.