Woke up this morning to the awesome news that Miss Angola, Leila Lopes has been crowned Miss Universe/the most beautiful female in the world.
It always makes us so proud when we at FAB Magazine see Africans excel to the top and Miss Lopes has certainly done that but showcasing not only her beauty, but the beauty of her country and Africa as a whole.
The 25-year-old Lopes is Angola’s first winner. She beat out 88 other competitors to win the title during the 60th anniversary of the world’s biggest beauty pageant. She replaces last year’s winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
“Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said when asked her interview question.
“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.”
The other countries that made the top ten were Miss Australia Scherri-lee Biggs, Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano, Miss France Laury Thilleman, Miss Portugal Laura Goncalves and Miss Panama Sheldry Saez.
The contestants where then whittled down to the top 5 most beautiful women in the Universe by the judges, actress Vivica A. Fox, race car driver Helio Castroneves and and journalist Connie Chung
Top five: Miss Universe, Ukraine’s Olesya Stefanko, the Philippines’ Shamcey Supsup, China’s Luo Zilin, Brazil’s Priscila Machado and Angola’s Leila Lopes pose during the ceremony of coronation of Miss Universe 2011
The top 2 we have to say where our top 2 choices while watching the live broadcast of the event, Miss Angola, Leila Lopes & Miss Ukraine, Olesia Stefanko, and it was so lovely to see them hold hands before Liela Lopes was announced as the winner of Miss Universe 2011.
Once again, Congrats to Miss Angola, Leila Lopes on this well deserved win.Angola and indeed the whole of Africa are so proud of you.