Miss Angola

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Miss Angola
Formation 1997
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Luanda
Location  Angola
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Portuguese
Website www.missangolaoficial.com

Miss Angola was founded in 1997, the same year it debuted in Miss World 1997 and the next year in Miss Universe 1998. It is a pageant held annually to select Angola's representative to Miss Universe and Miss World.[1]

Leila Lopes,
Miss Universe 2011
Micaela Reis, Miss Angola 2006
Birgite dos Santos, Miss World Angola 2008

History[edit]

Miss Angola is Angola's national pageant which was founded in 1997, the winner competes in Miss Universe and in Miss World. Angola has competed at Miss Universe since 1998 and has had two top fifteen placements (2003 and 2004), a top ten placement (2007) and a Miss Universe in 2011,with Leila Lopes. It has had great success in Miss World as well, with three straight top 5/6 finishes from 2006-8: a first runner-up position with Micaela Reis (and Queen of Africa) in 2007 and a third runner-up (and Queen of Africa) with Brigith dos Santos in 2008, and a top 6 (and Queen of Africa) finish with Stiviandra Oliveira in 2006.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Angola represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. In 2004, Miss Angola 2003 took position for the first Angolan Representative at Miss International pageant. In 2006, Miss Angola 2005 did not compete at Miss Universe, due to minimum age recruitment, the 1st Runner-up took the title for replacing her at the pageant. In 2006-2007, Miss Angola winners also competed at Miss World pageant.

Year Miss Angola Region Placement Notes
1997 Emília Guardado Luanda United States Miss Universe 1998 - Unplaced
1998 Egídia Torres Luanda Trinidad and Tobago Miss Universe 1999 - Unplaced
1999 Eunice da Cunha Manita Luanda Cyprus Miss Universe 2000 - Unplaced
2000 Hidianeth Luisa Cussema Luanda Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2001 - Unplaced
2001 Geovana Pinto Leite Luanda Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2002 - Unplaced
2002 Ana José Sebastião Luanda Panama Miss Universe 2003 - Top 15
2003 Telma de Jesus Sonhi[2] Luanda Ecuador Miss Universe 2004 - Top 15 Competed in Miss International 2004
2004 Zenilde Josias Luanda Thailand Miss Universe 2005 - Unplaced
2005 Stiviandra Oliveira Luanda China Miss World 2006 - Top 6
2006 Micaela Patricia Reis Luanda Mexico Miss Universe 2007 - Top 10 Competed in Miss World 2007 (1st Runner-up)
2007 Lesliana Pereira Soyo Vietnam Miss Universe 2008 - Unplaced
2008 Nelsa Alves Luanda The Bahamas Miss Universe 2009 - Unplaced
2009 Jurema Ferraz[3] Namibe United States Miss Universe 2010 - Unplaced
2010 Leila Lopes[4] Benguela Brazil Miss Universe 2011 - Winner The 4th Miss Universe Winner from Africa
2011 Marcelina Vahekeni Ondjiva United States Miss Universe 2012 - Unplaced
2012 Vaumara Rebelo Luanda Russia Miss Universe 2013 - Unplaced
2013 Zuleica Wilson Cabinda Brazil Miss Universe 2014 - TBA

Miss Angola Mundo[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss Angola represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. As of 2012, Comite Miss Angola has created a separate pageant called "Miss Angola Mundo" to select its representative for Miss World 2013. The pageant was held for the first time on August 24, 2012 in Luanda and the winner was Maria Castelo who will represent Angola in Miss World 2013 to be held in Indonesia in September 2013.

Year Name Placement
1997 Maria Cortez de Lemos Seychelles Miss World 1998 - Unplaced
1998 Lorena Silva United Kingdom Miss World 1999 - Unplaced
1999 Deolinda Manuel Vilela United Kingdom Miss World 2000 - Unplaced
2000 Alexandra Da Rocha South Africa Miss World 2001 - Unplaced
2001 Rosa Mujinga Muxito United Kingdom Miss World 2002 - Unplaced
2002 Celma Antunes Carlos China Miss World 2003 - Unplaced
2004 Silvia João de Deus China Miss World 2004 - Unplaced
2005 Ismenia Junior United States Miss Universe 2006 - Unplaced
2007 Birgite dos Santos South Africa Miss World 2008 - Top 5
2008 Nadia Silva South Africa Miss World 2009 - Unplaced
2009 Ivanita Jones China Miss World 2010 - Unplaced
2010 Edmilza Santos China Miss World 2012 - Unplaced
2012 Maria Castelo Indonesia Miss World 2013 - Unplaced
2013 TBA United Kingdom Miss World 2014 - TBA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Comité Miss Angola. Retrieved 23 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "2004 Miss International beauty pageant". Life. September 30, 2004. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jurema Ferraz: Depois de Angola o Universo". O País. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leila Lopes crowned Miss Angola 2011". Angola Press Agency. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 

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