Lesliana Pereira

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Lesliana Pereira
Born (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 30)
Modeling information
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

Lesliana Massoxi Amaro Gomes Pereira, known simply as Lesliana Pereira, is an Angolan actress, model and beauty pageant winner. She was crowned Miss Angola in 2007. She went on to represent her country at Miss Universe 2008, but was unplaced. In 2014, she starred in the film Njinga: Queen of Angola, a role that earned her Best Actress at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

2008-2013: Miss Angola[edit]

She auditioned against Erica Chissapa for a role in the Xuxa Meneghel film, Xuxa in the Mystery of Feiurinha. She eventually got the role of Fadona in the film, which was released in January 2010. The film was commercially successful, and sold more than Avatar in its first week in Angola.[1]

She was crowned Miss Angola in 2007 and represented her nation in the Miss Universe 2008. Alongside Miss Universe winner, Leila Lopes, Periera was interviewed in the popular Portuguese TV show Programa do Jo.

2013-2015: Njinga: Queen of Angola[edit]

Pereira's role in the 2014 historical film, Njinga: Queen of Angola shot her to greater limelight. The film tells a story of how an Angolan Queen held opposing positions with the colonial masters. The film was screened in several countries including London. During the film festival by Film Africa, the number of tickets requested for the film was far greater than the seats available. The organizers had to relocate to a bigger room to accommodate viewers of the film.[2]

The film was not only commercially successful but also garnered her awards including Best actress at Africa Movie Academy Awards.[3]

This has led to high-profile interviews with popular British TV show, Arise News and her leading a reportage for Revista Africa of Globo Internacional. As part of her social responsibilities, she has publicly advocated for the awareness and protection against HIV/AIDS.

Filmography[edit]

  • Xuxa in The Mystery of Feiurinha as Fadona (2010)
  • Njinga: Queen of Angola (2014)
  • I Love Paraisópolis (2015)
  • Jikulumessu as Claudia Gaspar
  • I Love Paraisópolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lesliana Pereira: The most beautiful Angolan tear". Angola Monitor. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lesliana Pereira dazzles in London". angonoticias.com. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Lesliana Pereira vacation". jornaldeangola.sapo.ao. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 

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