Miss Angola

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Miss Angola
MottoThe Most Beautiful Woman of Angola
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
Ana Paula Lemos dos Santos

Miss Angola is a national beauty pageant in Angola.

Leila Lopes,
Miss Angola 2010 and Miss Universe 2011
Micaela Reis, Miss Angola 2006
Birgite dos Santos, Miss World Angola 2008


Miss Angola is Angola's national pageant, which was founded in 1997; the winner competes in Miss Universe, Miss World and in Miss Earth starting 2017. 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.

*Began 2013 Miss Angola only sends its winner to Miss Universe.

Miss Universe 2011[edit]

On September 12, 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.[1][2] She is currently the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, and is the first Angolan woman to hold the position.[3] 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.[4] Lopes also became the first woman from Angola to win a "Big Four" beauty pageant.


Year Miss Angola Province
1997-1998 Emília Guardado Cabinda
1998-1999 Egídia Torres Luanda
1999-2000 Karine Eunice da Cunha Manita Luanda
2000-2001 Hidianeth Luisa Cussema Bie
2001-2002 Geovana Pinto Leite Benguela
2002-2003 Ana José Sebastião Luanda
2003-2004 Telma de Jesus Sonhi[5] Lunda Sul
2004-2005 Zenilde Josias Luanda
2005-2006 Isménia Júnior Cabinda
2006-2007 Micaela Reis Portugal
2007-2008 Lesliana Pereira Zaire
2008-2009 Nelsa Alves Luanda
2009-2010 Jurema Ferraz[6] Namibe
2010-2011 Leila Lopes[7] Benguela
2011-2012 Marcelina Vahekeni Cunene
2012-2013 Vaumara Rebelo Luanda
2013-2014 Zuleica Wilson Cabinda
2014-2015 Whitney Shikongo Huíla
2015-2016 Luísa Baptista Cuando Cubango
2016-2017 Lauriela Martins Cabinda
2017-2018 Ana Liliana Avião Luanda
2018-2019 TBA TBA

Big Four pageants[edit]

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

Miss Universe Angola[edit]

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 Cabinda 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 Huíla 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 Unplaced Miss Congeniality
2016 Luísa Baptista Cuando Cubango Unplaced
2017 Lauriela Martins Cabinda Unplaced
2018 Ana Liliana Avião Luanda Unplaced

Miss World Angola[edit]

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 represented Angola in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia on September 28, 2013.

In 2017 Miss Angola is no longer holding Miss World franchise. The new franchise of Miss World Angola has held the contest of Miss Mundo Angola competition. The Miss World Angola is in under Miss CPLP Angola Organisation.[8]

Year Miss World Angola Province Placement Special Awards
1998 Maria Cortez de Lemos Luanda Unplaced
1999 Lorena Silva Luanda Unplaced
2000 Deolinda Manuel Vilela Luanda Unplaced
2001 Alexandra Da Rocha Luanda Unplaced
2002 Rosa Mujinga Muxito Luanda Unplaced
2003 Celma Antunes Carlos Luanda Unplaced
2004 Silvia João de Deus Luanda Unplaced
2006 Stiviandra Oliveira Huíla Top 6
2007 Micaela Reis Uíge 1st Runner-up
2008 Birgite dos Santos Luanda Top 5
2009 Nadia Silva Huambo Unplaced
2010 Ivanita Jones Benguela Unplaced
2012 Edmilza Santos Luanda Unplaced
2013 Maria Castelo Luanda Unplaced
2017 Judelsia Bache Luanda Unplaced
2018 Nelma Ferreira[9] Luanda Unplaced

Angola at major beauty pageants[edit]

This is a list of Angola's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world. The country has won one of the four beauty pageants:

The criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities; the pageants longevity, consistency, and history; the sincerity of the pageant's specific cause, platform, and advocacy; the overall pre-pageant activities, production quality and global telecast; the enormity of internet traffic; and the extent of popularity amongst pageant fans across the globe.[10][11][12][13][14]

Color key
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Top 10
  •      Ended as one of the Semi-finalists
2018 Ana Liliana Avião Nelma Ferreira × ×
2017 Lauriela Martins Judelsia Bache × Ermelinda de Matos dos Reis
Top 16
2016 Luísa Baptista × × ×
2015 Whitney Shikongo × × ×
2014 Zuleica Wilson × × ×
2013 Vaumara Rebelo Maria Castelo × ×
2012 Marcelina Vahekeni Edmilza Santos × ×
2011 Leila Lopes
× × ×
2010 Jurema Ferraz Ivanita Jones × ×
2009 Nelsa Alves Nadia Silva × ×
2008 Lesliana Pereira Birgite dos Santos
Top 5
× ×
2007 Micaela Reis
Top 10
Micaela Reis
1st Runner-up
× ×
2006 Isménia Júnior Stiviandra Oliveira
Top 6
× ×
2005 Zenilde Josias × × ×
2004 Telma de Jesus Sonhi
Top 15
Silvia João de Deus Telma de Jesus Sonhi ×
2003 Ana José Sebastião
Top 15
Celma Antunes Carlos × ×
2002 Geovana Pinto Leite Rosa Mujinga Muxito × ×
2001 Hidianeth Luisa Cussema Alexandra Da Rocha × ×
2000 Eunice da Cunha Manita Deolinda Manuel Vilela × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 Egídia Torres Lorena Silva ×
1998 Emília Guardado Maria Cortez de Lemos ×

× Did not compete
No pageant held

Name of Pageant Placements Best Result
Miss Universe 4 Winner (2011)
Miss World 3 1st Runner-up (2007)
Miss International 0
Miss Earth 1 Top 16 (2017)
Total 8 1 Winner


  1. ^ Elliott, Christopher (September 14, 2011). "Miss Universe 2011 pageant crowns Miss Angola, Leila Lopes". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Miss Angola Leila Lopes is Miss Universe 2011! retrieved September 12, 2011
  3. ^ "Miss Angola Leila Lopes named Miss Universe at 60th annual pageant in Brazil". Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "Angolan Leila Lopes Is The Fourth African To Win Miss Universe". Shadders. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "2004 Miss International beauty pageant". Life. September 30, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jurema Ferraz: Depois de Angola o Universo". O País. July 15, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  7. ^ "Leila Lopes crowned Miss Angola 2011". Angola Press Agency. December 18, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010.
  8. ^ "Miss World Angola 2017". Globalbeauties. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nelma Ferreira wins Miss World Angola 2018". thegreatpageantcommunity. 25 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ International Beauty Pageant Ranking
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ missangolaoficial.sapo.ao
  14. ^ http://www.missearth.tv/miss-angola.php

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