Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe!

Leila Lopes - Miss Universe 2011

SAO PAULO - She beats 88 contestants to be crowned Miss Universe 2011.

Early life

Born in Benguela, Angola, to parents of Cape Verdean background, 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 Miss Universe 2011.