Leila Lopez, Miss Angola, was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Brazil, Reuters reports. Lopes is 25 years old and a business student. She is the 60th winner of the Miss Universe pageant.
On Monday, September, 21, the city of Sao Paolo in Brazil hosted the most beautiful women in the world. The annual Miss Universe pageant was crowning its next queen of beauty. 98 women came from around the globe to participate in the contest and win the title that would bring them the most wanted crown. The contest was hosted by two American TV stars: Andy Cohen and Natalie Morales.
As usual, the contestants had to wear an evening gown and a bathing suit. The ones selected had to answer a question, in order for the judges to pick the woman who also has the brains and not only the body. The judges made a pre-selection of 16 contestants and then another selection, which eliminated 11 of the beauty queens.
The 5 finalists of the pageant were:
• Olesia Stefanko, from Ukraine
• Shamcey Supsup, from The Philippines
• Luo Zilin, from China
• Priscila Machado, from Brazil
• Leila Lopes, from Angola
Miss Angola wore a bright swimsuit and a beautiful silver strapless gown, with sequins and feathers. She did not get many votes for the bikini suit (3.6), but the dress had a score of 7.2. When asked if there was something she would like to change about her she stated that she was happy just the way she was. “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty,” she answered and explained that this, among others, is a value that she inherited from her family and is planning to follow the teachings that she received for the rest of her life.
Miss Angola was crowned Miss Universe by the former beauty queen who wore the crown: Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete, from Mexico.