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Leila Lopes

Former Miss Universe

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New York, NY, United States
About Leila Lopes

On September 12, 2011 Leila Lopes made history as the first woman from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown. The 26-year-old beauty quickly won over the capacity crowd in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the audience chant for "Angola" grew louder making it a struggle for the competition's hosts to be heard. Leila is only the fourth woman from Africa in the pageant's sixty year history to win the Miss Universe title.

Leila was born in Angola's southern Benguela province, a place she is quick to praise for ...