Miss Universe 2011 is Leila Lopes (Angola) - List of Winners

Miss Universe 2011 is Leila Lopes of Angola. The 60th edition of the world's biggest beauty pageant was held at the São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. The pageant was hosted by NBC "Today" anchor Natalie Morales and the Bravo network's Andy Cohen. Judges were celebrities including Connie Chung, supermodel Isabeli Fontana, Indy race car driver Helio Castroneves, Vivica Fox, Adrienne Maloof, Amelia Vega and Philippine international singer Lea Salonga.

Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe 2011. Lopes beat out 89 other competitors to win the title. Lopes has taken the crown from Mexico's Ximena Navarrete. The pageant aired live on NBC and ABS-CBN in Philippines. More than 1 billion people were expected to have watched the event.

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola
being crowned by Miss Universe 2010
Miss Ximena Navarete of Mexico

Lea Salonga, the Miss Saigon and the Tony Award winner was picked to ask Lopes her final question. Her question was: "Good evening. If you could change one of your personal characteristics, which one would it be and why?"

Lopes replied: "Thank God, I’m very well satisfied with the way God created me and I would not change a thing. I consider myself a woman with inner beauty. I have my principles. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I plan to follow this through the rest of my life."

Notwithstanding, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup was named third runner-up (see this link), Miss Ukraine 'Olesya Stefanko' was the first runner-up, Miss Brazil 'Priscila Machado' was second, and Miss China 'Luo Zilin' was the fourth runner-up.

From Top 16, finalist were narrowed to Top 10 including the surprise choice Miss Portugal, who only made the first cut because of winning an online fan vote and to Top 5 where Ukraine, Philippines, China, Brazil and Angola were selected.

However, according to netizens, Shamcey Supsup could possibly bring home the bacon as the Miss Universe 2011, if and only if, the American television personality Oprah Winfrey was a judge (see this link).

Here is the entire list of winners to the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant:


Miss Universe 2011 - Leila Lopes (Angola)
1st Runner-Up - Olesya Stefanko (Ukraine)
2nd Runner-Up - Priscila Machado (Brazil)
3rd Runner-Up - Shamcey Supsup (Philippines)
4th Runner-Up - Luo Zilin (China)

Special Awardees:

Best National Costume - Sheldry Saez (Panama)
Miss Photogenic -
Ronnia Fornstedt (Sweden)
Miss Congeniality -
Nikolina Loncar (Montenegro)

The Top 5: 

1. Ukraine - Olesya Stefanko
2. Philippines - Shamcey Supsup
3. China - Luo Zilin
4. Brazil - Priscila Machado
5. Angola - Leila Lopes

The Top 10:

1. Australia - Scherri-lee Biggs
2. Costa Rica - Johanna Solano
3. France - Laury Thilleman
4. Ukraine - Olesia [Olesya] Stefanko
5. Portugal - Laura Goncalves
6. Panama - Sheldry Saez
7. Philippines - Shamcey Supsup
8. Angola - Leila Lopes
9. China - Luo Zilin
10. Brazil - Priscila Machado

The Top 16:

1. Miss France
2. Miss Kosovo
3. Miss Colombia
4. Miss China
5. Miss Angola
6. Miss Venezuela
7. Miss Australia
8. Miss Puerto Rico
9. Miss Brazil
10. Miss Netherlands
11. Miss USA
12. Miss Ukraine
13. Miss Panama
14. Miss Costa Rica
15. Miss Philippines
16. Miss Portugal (internet choice)

Watch the Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes crowning moment video here:

Photo Credits: philSTAR.com
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