Angolan, Leila Lopes, is the winner of the 60th Annual Miss Universe pageant.
A clear crowd favorite as the LIVE telecast got underway in São Paulo, Brazil, the 24 year old stood out among nearly 90 competitors.
In the end, the top five contestants were
- 5th place – China
- 4th place – Philippines
- 3rd place – Brazil
- 2nd place – Ukraine
- 1st place – Angola
Lopes, born to Cape Verdean immigrants in Benguela, Angola, is a business management student in Great Britain. She takes over from Ximena Navarrete of Mexico who claimed the 2010 title in August last year.
Learn more about her journey to becoming Miss Universe here.
On Monday, September 12, the beauty pageant world will turn its attention to Brazil when the 60th annual Miss Universe telecast gets underway.
The “Before I Was A Supermodel” series has been getting my attention recently.
Check out this video from Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Hers is an intriguing look back at life in Brazil, ballet classes, her first modeling gig at 13, and her vow to never give up.
Amazing how show looks exactly the same now as she did then!
I have to think of words to put my style into. I would say kind of urban gypsy, because I collect things, accessories, from all over the world [Asia, Africa, Brazil], and that is definitely what, for me, helps make an outfit my own. – Fergie