History was made on Monday 12th September 2011 when Angolan beauty hopeful, Leila Lopes won the coveted title of Miss Universe at the age of 25 – She was the first woman from her country to win.
In just 13 days, the 2012 edition of the beauty pageant, hosted by Andy Cohen (known for producing reality shows like the Real Housewives franchise and Being Bobby Brown) and E! News/Fashion Police co-anchor, Guiliana Rancic, will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA.
Now 26 years old, the beauty queen who has been around the world championing HIV/Aids prevention, advocating for gay marriage, strutting major runway shows at the New York Fashion week, hanging out with celebrities including Jennifer Hudson, Ludacris, Jay Manuel and Ivanka Trump, and serving as an ambassador for her country, is set to pass the crown to the next beauty queen.
Just before she does, BN Beauty spotlights Leila Lopes’ tenure in photos and gives you an sneak peek of her last photo shoot. Be sure to keep refreshing BN has we bring you photos of the contestants as they arrive Las Vegas, USA.
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Watch Leila Lopes Final Photo Shoot as Miss Universe
Photo Credit: Miss Universe Official Website & Facebook Page