Leila Lopes of Angola Crowned Miss Universe 2011

September 13, 2011 By:
Leila Lopes of Angola Crowned Miss Universe 2011

Last night was the Miss Universe pageant and nobody from the United States took home a prize. Awww.

The woman crowned Miss Universe was Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, a 25-year-old business student and like most pageant winners she vowed to help fight AIDS and poverty.

Imagine if there was ever a pageant winner who DIDN’T want to “end poverty.” Like what if someone was like “My goal is to host a national reality TV singing competition”?

89 women competed for the title, the rules are only that they are unmarried and between the ages of 18 and 27. The "celebrity judges" included racecar driver Helio Castroneves, "Real Housewife" Adrienne Maloof, Vivica A Fox and supermodel Isabelli Fontana. The show's hosts were NBC's Natalie Morales and Bravo's Andy Cohen.

In the interview portion of the pageant the girls are asked the same three questions: Do you believe in life on other planets? What advantage do women have over men? If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Most girls said that if they can be any animal they would be a cat or a lion. Which follows the logic that girls are cats and boys are dogs, duh!

Miss Angola, the winner, believes in life on other planets even though she thinks it’s “strange.” However, her answer to the second question was pretty on-point, she said women are better than men because “for everything I’ve seen, women can do even more than men.” You go girl!

The contestant representing the United States, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, says she believes in life on other planets because she’s a “science geek” and says, “I do believe on life on other planets, I don’t think we’re the only ones.”

Science geek! Who let her in!? Only models and waitresses are allowed to compete!

For her second question she said our advantage over men is that “they’re here because we’re here.” And for the “animal” question she said she’d be a cheetah because “I walk at 86 mph and that’s how fast they go.”

Way to rattle off those stats MISS USA. USA! USA!

Though some of the girls got interesting with their choices, Miss Korea said that if she can be any animal she’d be an oyster and Miss Thailand would want to be plankton. Hey, the heart wants what the heart wants.

Now, the Miss Universe isn’t complete without a little controversy, right? Remember Carrie Prejean of 2009 Miss Universe? (the illiterate “some people out there don’t have maps” speech and the whole anti-Gay marriage tirade and the sex tape scandal)

So this years only drama was that Miss Colombia, Cataline Robayo had to keep being reminded to wear underwear. Hey, she just doesn’t want underwear lines, you guys!

The girl was spotted at many events not wearing any underwear, (how you confirm that, I do not know?) and was reprimanded by pageant officials to stop going commando.