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The culmination of Donald Trump's year-long pageant-palooza unfolded Monday (Sept. 12) evening in Sao Paolo, Brazil when Miss Angola Leila Lopes was named Miss Universe 2011. She beat out Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko for the title.
Rounding out her royal court are second runner-up Miss Brazil Priscilla Machado, third runner-up Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup and fourth runner-up Miss China ZiLin Luo.
Lopes, a native of Benguela, Angola, is a business management student in Great Britain where she was also crowned Miss Angola U.K.
Judges of this year's pageant included Brazilian IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves, erstwhile news anchor Connie Chung, Brazilian model Isabela Fontana, actress Vivica Fox, "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" Adrienne Maloof, Filipina singer Lea Salonga and 2003 Miss Universe (Dominican Republic) Amelia Vega.
Relive her crowning moment:
The Miss Universe pageant goes down tonight in San Paulo, Brazil -- but the contestants got a head start on the swimsuit competition during a bikini show last week! Women representing almost 90 countries from around the world showed off their beach bods during a preview presentation on Thursday, September 8. The lovely ladies will be back in their swimwear tonight for the main event on NBC , judged by a panel including Helio Castroneves , Vivica Fox , Adrienne Maloof and Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega . Representing USA will be Alyssa Campanella ( above left ). Do you think she has what it takes to nab the crown? Fyi: The last time America won was way back in 1997. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
2 items from 2011
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