Miss Universe 2011: Leila Lopes

14 Sep

Miss Universe 2011

Congratulations to Leila Lopes (Miss Angola) for winning the title of Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil! This is an event that celebrates the world’s most beautiful, and most talented women around the globe. Leila looks absolutely stunning! Her life will have a total transformation with her new title!

Miss Universe in evening gown

Miss Universe 2011 – Leila Lopes
Country: Angola
Hometown: Benguela
Age: 25

 

VIDEO: Miss Universe the Film

 

VIDEO: Miss Universe Make-up Artistry

 

The event make-up is sponsored by Kryolan. As mentioned in the video, “beauty make-up is to enhance your feature”…, unlike a character make-up, which is aim to make you look like a total different person! And that a beauty make-up is also to “help transform a woman’s self-confidence & self-esteem,” and it an art to get your make-up done. It is definitely very important to have a professional make-up /hair stylist to do your make-up for an important event, because you want to look good, feel better and make that great memory & photos to last a life time!

Miss Universe 2011 crowning moment

News Article from The Daily Caller:
Leila Lopes of Angola is crowned Miss Universe

SAO PAULO (AP) — Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes wants to help her native Angola further escape a history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe.

Speaking in a timid voice early Tuesday shortly after taking the crown in South America’s largest city, the 25-year-old Lopes said that “as Miss Angola I’ve already done a lot to help my people.”

“I’ve worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, I work in the fight against HIV. I work to protect the elderly and I have to do everything that my country needs,” she said. “I think now as Miss Universe I will be able to do much more.”

Responding to questions, Lopes said that she has never had cosmetic surgery of any kind and that her three tips for beauty were to get a lot of sleep, use sunblock even when it’s not sunny and to drink lots of water. She said her smile was her best weapon in the competition.

Asked about racism in light of the fact that she’s one of the few blacks ever crowned Miss Universe, Lopes said that “any racist needs to seek help.”

“It’s not normal in the 21st century to think in that way.”

Lopes is Angola’s first winner. She beat out 88 other competitors to win the title during the 60th anniversary of the world’s biggest beauty pageant. She replaces last year’s winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.

She deftly handled the interview question that is asked of the remaining top five contestants. She was questioned about what physical trait she would change if she could.

“Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said. “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.”

The first runner-up was 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine and the second runner-up was Priscila Machado of Brazil. The third was Miss Philippines and the fourth Miss China.

 

VIDEO: Miss Universe Top 5

 

 

VIDEO: 2011 Miss Universe National Costume Show

 

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