Miss Angola wins Miss Universe 2011

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Miss Angola 2011 Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011 by the former title holder Ximena Navarrete of Mexico at the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here's a peek of the pageant.

Miss Angola 2011 Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011 by the former title holder Ximena Navarrete of Mexico at the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here's a peek of the pageant.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes looks chic in the swimsuit as she steps forward after being named a finalist.

Miss Angola Leila Lopes looks chic in the swimsuit as she steps forward after being named a finalist.

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First runner up Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko congratulates Miss Angola Leila Lopes after she was named Miss Universe 2011.

First runner up Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko congratulates Miss Angola Leila Lopes after she was named Miss Universe 2011.

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The contestants applaud as Miss Angola is crowned the title of Miss Universe 2011.

The contestants applaud as Miss Angola is crowned the title of Miss Universe 2011.

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All the ladies of the house congratulate the Miss Universe of 2011.

All the ladies of the house congratulate the Miss Universe of 2011.

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Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado arrives on stage during the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado arrives on stage during the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

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Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup throws her arms in gay abandon during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo.

Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup throws her arms in gay abandon during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the evening gown segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the evening gown segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the evening gown segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

Miss Angola Leila Lopes participates in the evening gown segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

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Former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete plants a congratulatory kiss on Miss Universe 2011.

Former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete plants a congratulatory kiss on Miss Universe 2011.

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Miss Brazil Priscila Machado celebrates past Miss Angola Leila Lopes after being chosen among the final five contestants.

Miss Brazil Priscila Machado celebrates past Miss Angola Leila Lopes after being chosen among the final five contestants.

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Miss China 2011, Luo Zilin, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Miss China 2011, Luo Zilin, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes seems overwhelmed as she steps forward after being chosen among the final five contestants of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

Miss Angola Leila Lopes seems overwhelmed as she steps forward after being chosen among the final five contestants of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

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Miss Angola is seen in a lemon yellow dress as she participates in the the 60th Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Angola is seen in a lemon yellow dress as she participates in the the 60th Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss Portugal 2011, Laura Goncalves, looks vibrant in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Portugal 2011, Laura Goncalves, looks vibrant in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss France 2011, Laury Thilleman looks pretty in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss France 2011, Laury Thilleman looks pretty in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss Costa Rica 2011, Johanna Solano, is all smiles during the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Costa Rica 2011, Johanna Solano, is all smiles during the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss Panama 2011, Sheldry Saez, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Panama 2011, Sheldry Saez, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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First runner up, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

First runner up, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss Netherlands 2011, Kelly Weekers, participates in the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant, held at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Miss Netherlands 2011, Kelly Weekers, participates in the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant, held at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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The top ten finalists: (L to R) Miss Australia Scherri-lee Biggs Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano, Miss France Laury Thilleman, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, Miss Portugal Laura Goncalves, Miss Panama Sheldry Saez, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup, Miss Angola Leila Lopes, Miss China Luo Zilin and Miss Brazil Priscila Machado.

The top ten finalists: (L to R) Miss Australia Scherri-lee Biggs Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano, Miss France Laury Thilleman, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, Miss Portugal Laura Goncalves, Miss Panama Sheldry Saez, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup, Miss Angola Leila Lopes, Miss China Luo Zilin and Miss Brazil Priscila Machado.

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Miss Australia 2011, Scherri-Lee Biggs, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Australia 2011, Scherri-Lee Biggs, participates in the swimsuit competition of the 60th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Miss Universe winner Miss Angola Leila Lopes is seen in canary-coloured bikini in the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo.

Miss Universe winner Miss Angola Leila Lopes is seen in canary-coloured bikini in the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo.

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Miss Universe 2011 contestants stand on stage during the pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011.

Miss Universe 2011 contestants stand on stage during the pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011.

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Miss Angola Leila Lopes reacts as she hears the judges' decision choosing her as Miss Universe 2011 during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011. With Miss Angola is Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, chosen as runner-up.

Miss Angola Leila Lopes reacts as she hears the judges' decision choosing her as Miss Universe 2011 during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011. With Miss Angola is Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, chosen as runner-up.

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The sixteen finalists paint a pretty and colourful picture during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo.

The sixteen finalists paint a pretty and colourful picture during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo.

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