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Miss Angola Wins Miss Universe

Leila Lopes of Angola is having the best day ever. The 25-year old Angolan is also the new Miss Universe, crowned last night in Sao Paulo—the first for her country. She beat out 88 other beauties from around the world, including the hometown favorite, Miss Brazil and Miss Ukraine to take the title home. This win is pretty fitting since Angola was colonized by Portugal (then known as Portuguese West Africa), resulting in a pretty size-able Anoglan community in the country who were cheering her own. Reports say that her handling of the interview question sealed the deal. When asked what physical trait she would change about herself, she replied:

“Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said. “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.”

Congratulations Leila! Watch this film about the pageant, plus her coronation below:

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