89 contestants from around the world competed for the crown as over 1 billion viewers tuned in to watch the Angola native gain the title of Miss Universe. Miss Lopes is said to be a business management major studying in the UK and was recently crowned Miss Angola UK in 2010.
Being crowned winner of Miss Universe, she comes the first Angolan Miss Universe. She is now the fourth African woman to win the title, with Miss Mpule Kwelabobe from Botswana holding the title of Miss Universe 1999.
On behalf of Newspitter and the rest of the African diaspora in addition to the whole world Im sure, we congratulate Miss Leila and pray much success on her new journey.
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