Miss Universe 2011
Miss Angola, Leila Lopes - (Photo credit by AP Photo)
SAO PAULO (CBS SF) - Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes already knows what she wants to shed a spotlight on during her reign. The 25-year-old hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe. Miss Angola Leila Lopes, left, is crowned Miss Universe 2011 by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete, of Mexico, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
In this photo gallery, we show the many pageant winners and contestants who graced the walkway and made an impact on and beyond pop culture.