Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, was crowned as Miss Universe 2011.

I am, however, proud of our pambato, Shamcey Supsup who placed third runner up. She is beautiful, I love her gown, the way she owned the stage, the way she walked, plus the ultimate admiration comes from her answer on the Q & A. As per the host “it blew her away”. I can imagine how nerve wrecking it could be. There was nervousness in her voice, but she answered perfectly.

Here is an excerpt of the Q&A of contestants from this source:

Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko: If you could trade lives with anyone in history, who would you choose and why? She uses a translator and says she’s “very satisfied” with her life. But if she had to choose someone she would pick Cleopatra because she’s a “powerful and strong woman who is very much worthy of respect…and I think a woman can also be a leader like Cleopatra.”

Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup: Would you change your religious beliefs to marry someone with an opposite view? She says no, “because the first person I love is God, who created me…if that person loves me, he should love my God.”

Miss China Luo Zilin: Lots of places have nude beaches. Is public nudity appropriate or inappropriate? She uses a translator and says, “Every country has its rules and regulations…We should respect them and be more understanding.” Um, huh?

Miss Brazil Priscila Machado: How would you avoid fighting a war you don’t agree with? She uses a translator and emphasizes the importance of respect. “No war is based on respect…It’s always based on misunderstanding, it’s always based on a lack of education.”

Miss Angola Leila Lopes: If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would you choose and why? She uses a translator and says, “I wouldn’t change a thing.” She says she was “endowed with inner beauty.” She adds, “I have my principles. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family.” Then, she wants to offer a piece of advice: “Respect one another.” Unfortunately, she runs out of time.

Fourth runner up is Miss China, Third runner up is our very own Miss Philippines, Second runner up is Miss Brazil, First-runner up is Miss Ukraine and Miss Universe 2011 is Miss Angola! 🙂