Miss Angola Leila Lopes Crowned Miss Universe 2011 (Photos)

Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, emerged the winner of the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday.

Miss Ukraine was the first runner up. The second runner up was Priscila Machado of Brazil. The third was Miss Philippines and the fourth Miss China.

Miss Angola replaces last year’s Miss Universe winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.

“Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said when asked her interview question.

“I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principals from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life,” she said.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes reacts as she hears the judges’ decision choosing her as Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo

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Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete crowns Miss Angola Leila Lopes after the latter is named Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo on Monday, Sept 12, 2011.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes is kissed by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico after being named Miss Universe 2011 during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the evening gown segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes steps forward after being chosen among the final ten contestants of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo.

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Miss Angola 2011 Lopes, Miss Nicaragua 2011 Dom and Miss Puerto Rico 2011 Ortiz enjoy country dancing in Sao Paulo, Sept. 1, 2011

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