Miss Angola Leila Lopes wins Miss Universe 2011

Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned the new Miss Universe in a pageant televised live on Monday night from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Olesia Stefanko, Miss Ukraine, was the runner-up. Miss Brazil Priscila Machado came in third. Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup and Miss China Luo Zilin rounded out the top five finalists.

Miss Universe 2011 winner is Miss Angola Leila Lopes images

Miss Universe 2011 winner is Miss Angola Leila Lopes

Lopes edged out 88 other competitors to win the 60th annual title.

Lopes was handed the crown from Mexico’s Ximena Navarrete, winner of the 2010 Miss Universe pageant.

More than 1 billion people were expected to have watched the event.

Under pageant rules, the contestants must never have been married or had children. They must be at least 18 years of age and under 27 years of age by Feb. 1 of the competition year.

The pageant was hosted by NBC “Today” news anchor Natalie Morales and the Bravo network’s Andy Cohen. The contest is co-owned by developer and TV personality Donald Trump and NBC.

Miss Universe 2011 HD video – Result & Crowning Moment
http://youtu.be/Q4TMXtrOtq0

The final ten contestants of the Miss Universe 2011 bikini photo

The final ten contestants of the Miss Universe 2011

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