|Ana Paula Lemos dos Santos|
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.
Miss Universe 2011
On 12 September 2011, Leila Lopes (Miss Angola 2010) was crowned Miss Universe in São Paulo, Brazil, receiving the title from the former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete of Mexico. She is currently the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, and is the first Angolan woman to hold the position. Lopes is the seventh woman of African descent to win the title since the beginning of the worldwide pageant (following Miss Trinidad and Tobago in 1977, Miss South Africa in 1978, Miss Namibia in 1992, Miss USA in 1995, Miss Trinidad and Tobago 1998, and Miss Botswana in 1999) and the fourth African woman from the African continent to win following Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana. Lopes also became the first woman from Angola to win a "Big Four" beauty pageant.
|1999||Eunice da Cunha Manita||Luanda|
|2000||Hidianeth Luisa Cussema||Luanda|
|2001||Geovana Pinto Leite||Luanda|
|2002||Ana José Sebastião||Luanda|
|2003||Telma de Jesus Sonhi||Lunda Sul|
|2005||Stiviandra Oliveira||Huíla||Did not compete at Miss Universe pageant|
|2010||Leila Lopes||Benguela||The 4th Miss Universe Winner from Africa|
Representatives at Miss Universe
- 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 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||Province||Placement||Special Awards|
|1998||Emília Guardado||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|1999||Egídia Torres||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2000||Eunice da Cunha Manita||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2001||Hidianeth Luisa Cussema||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2002||Geovana Pinto Leite||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2003||Ana José Sebastião||Luanda||- Top 15|
|2004||Telma de Jesus Sonhi||Lunda Sul||- Top 15|
|2005||Zenilde Josias||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2006||Isménia Júnior||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2007||Micaela Reis||Luanda||- Top 10|
|2008||Lesliana Pereira||Zaire||- Unplaced|
|2009||Nelsa Alves||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2010||Jurema Ferraz||Namibe||- Unplaced|
|2011||Leila Lopes||Benguela||- Miss Universe 2011|
|2012||Marcelina Vahekeni||Cunene||- Unplaced|
|2013||Vaumara Rebelo||Luanda||- Unplaced|
|2014||Zuleica Wilson||Cabinda||- Unplaced|
|2015||Whitney Shikongo||Huíla||- TBA|
Representatives at Miss World
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||Miss Angola||Placement||Special Awards|
|1998||Maria Cortez de Lemos||- Unplaced|
|1999||Lorena Silva||- Unplaced|
|2000||Deolinda Manuel Vilela||- Unplaced|
|2001||Alexandra Da Rocha||- Unplaced|
|2002||Rosa Mujinga Muxito||- Unplaced|
|2003||Celma Antunes Carlos||- Unplaced|
|2004||Silvia João de Deus||- Unplaced|
|2006||Stiviandra Oliveira||- Top 6|
|2007||Micaela Reis||- 1st Runner-up|
|2008||Birgite dos Santos||- Top 5|
|2009||Nadia Silva||- Unplaced|
|2010||Ivanita Jones||- Unplaced|
|2012||Edmilza Santos||- Unplaced|
|2013||Maria Castelo||- Unplaced|
Representatives at Miss International
|Year||Miss Angola||Placement||Special Awards|
|2004||Telma de Jesus Sonhi||- Unplaced|
By number of wins (province)
Below are the number of winners as Miss Angola according to the year in which they crowned.
|Luanda||10||1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012|
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