African Diaspora

Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes – Miss Universe 2011

Miss Universe Leila Lopes
Miss Universe Leila Lopes

Miss Universe 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. Ximena Navarrete of Mexico crowned her successor, Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes of Angola, at the end of this event. Angola (Leila Lopes) is the first winner of Miss Universe from Angola and became the fourth African woman to win the title, and the second black African woman to win following Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana. Lopes became the first woman from Angola to win a “Big four” beauty pageant.

Miss Angola and Miss Universe
Miss Angola and Miss Universe

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