The 60th Miss Universe pageant on 12h September saw Leila Lopes of Angola being crowned Miss Universe Angola 2011. The event was held in Sao Paolo, Brazil. TV personalities Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen hosted the show, which was telecast live on NBC.
Judges for the pageant included TV star Adrienne Maloof, journalist Connie Chung, Tony award winning actress Lea Solanga, Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana, 2003’s Miss Universe Amelia Vega, and winner of Indianapolis 500, Helios Catroneves.
Miss Universe 2010 Winner Miss Mexico – Jimena Navarrete crowned Leila as the new Miss Universe.
The competition started with 89 contestants, all of which Lopes beat to emerge the winner. Lopes said that she would use her position to fight HIV.
The first runner up of the pageant was Miss Ukraie Olesia Stefanko, followed by Miss Brazil Priscila Machado coming in second, third runner up Miss Philllipines Shamcey Supsup, and finally Miss China Luo Zilin.
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