Miss Angola named Miss Universe
Birth Date: 1986 (age 23–24)
Birth Place: Benguela, Angola
Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Title(s): Miss Angola UK 2011, Miss Angola 2011
Major Competition(s): Miss Angola 2011(Winner)(Miss Photogenic), Miss Universe 2011
Born to Cape Verdean immigrants in Benguela, Angola, Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010, the official representative of the Angolan community in the United Kingdom to the 2011 Miss Angola pageant.
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 the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, to be broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.
The Miss Universe pageant is a yearly event that occurred this year in Sao Paulo, Brazil last Sunday night. 25-year-old Leila Lopes, or Miss Angola, was named Miss Universe at this years pageant. Angola has never had a winner in the contest and Lopes may have her answer to the final question to thank for her win.
The question: What physical trait would you change if you could?
Her answer:”Thank G-d I’m very satisfied with the way G-d created me, and I wouldn’t change a thing,” she said. “I consider myself a woman endown with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family, and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.”
You’ll notice that even when she walks to answer the question at 5:00 (video below) that the crowd praises her unlike any other pageant contestant, except for maybe Brazil due to the fact that it was in Sao Paolo. Ukraine’s 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko was the first runner-up and Brazil’s Prscilla Machado was second. After them came Miss Philippines and Miss China.Note: This is from the original stream. Some answers are translated to English, others are not.
Luanda - Amid the excitement of the election of Miss Angola 2011 Leila Lopes as Miss Universe 2011, the sad news came from countries in Africa. A military aircraft had fallen while trying to take off. 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded.
As reported by CNN on Thursday (09/15/2011), three military officers Angola are also included in these deaths. The incident occurred in the provinces of Huambo, Angola. Two women and two children were also included in the lists of deaths.
Of the six people who survived, there is a pilot and copilot. According to local officials, the plane was scheduled to fly to the capital of Angola, Luanda.
Sources in the local military said, now all the victims have been identified, but no explanation of the cause of the accident aircraft.