Africa’s 5 Most Successful Beauty Queens

February 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Uncategorized

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

February 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Uncategorized

Leila Lopes (Angola 2011)

Leila Lopes

Photo credit: International Business Times

TV host, model, and actress Leila Lopes won the 2011 Miss Universe at a ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Before her win, she was at various times Miss Angola UK and Miss Angola.

During her one-year reign as Miss Universe, Lopes visited several African and Caribbean countries, attended the UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil, and was invited to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She also had several photo sessions, appearing in the Portuguese edition of Maxim magazine.

Lopes is married to former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

Leila Lopes

Leila Lopes and Osi Umenyiora. Photo credit: Bossip

Most viewed

Conversations

Must Read