Miss Angola

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Miss Angola
Formation 1997
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Luanda
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Ana Paula Lemos dos Santos
Website www.missangolaoficial.com

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 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[edit]

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.[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 Notes
1997 Emília Guardado Luanda
1998 Egídia Torres Luanda
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[5] Lunda Sul
2004 Zenilde Josias Luanda
2005 Stiviandra Oliveira Huíla Did not compete at Miss Universe pageant
2006 Micaela Reis Luanda
2007 Lesliana Pereira Zaire
2008 Nelsa Alves Luanda
2009 Jurema Ferraz[6] Namibe
2010 Leila Lopes[7] Benguela The 4th Miss Universe Winner from Africa
2011 Marcelina Vahekeni Cunene
2012 Vaumara Rebelo Luanda
2013 Zuleica Wilson Cabinda
2014 Whitney Shikongo Huíla

Representatives at Miss Universe[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 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 United States - Unplaced
1999 Egídia Torres Luanda Trinidad and Tobago - Unplaced
2000 Eunice da Cunha Manita Luanda Cyprus - Unplaced
2001 Hidianeth Luisa Cussema Luanda Puerto Rico - Unplaced
2002 Geovana Pinto Leite Luanda Puerto Rico - Unplaced
2003 Ana José Sebastião Luanda Panama - Top 15
2004 Telma de Jesus Sonhi Lunda Sul Ecuador - Top 15
2005 Zenilde Josias Luanda Thailand - Unplaced
2006 Isménia Júnior Luanda United States - Unplaced
2007 Micaela Reis Luanda Mexico - Top 10
2008 Lesliana Pereira Zaire Vietnam - Unplaced
2009 Nelsa Alves Luanda The Bahamas - Unplaced
2010 Jurema Ferraz Namibe United States - Unplaced
2011 Leila Lopes Benguela Brazil - Miss Universe 2011
2012 Marcelina Vahekeni Cunene United States - Unplaced
2013 Vaumara Rebelo Luanda Russia - Unplaced
2014 Zuleica Wilson Cabinda United States - Unplaced
2015 Whitney Shikongo Huíla United States - TBA

Representatives at Miss World[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 Miss Angola Placement Special Awards
1998 Maria Cortez de Lemos Seychelles - Unplaced
1999 Lorena Silva United Kingdom - Unplaced
2000 Deolinda Manuel Vilela United Kingdom - Unplaced
2001 Alexandra Da Rocha South Africa - Unplaced
2002 Rosa Mujinga Muxito United Kingdom - Unplaced
2003 Celma Antunes Carlos China - Unplaced
2004 Silvia João de Deus China - Unplaced
2006 Stiviandra Oliveira China - Top 6
2007 Micaela Reis China - 1st Runner-up
2008 Birgite dos Santos South Africa - Top 5
2009 Nadia Silva South Africa - Unplaced
2010 Ivanita Jones China - Unplaced
2012 Edmilza Santos China - Unplaced
2013 Maria Castelo Indonesia - Unplaced

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

Year Miss Angola Placement Special Awards
2004 Telma de Jesus Sonhi China - Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Grand International[edit]

Year Miss Angola Placement Special Awards
2015 Meriam Kaxuxwena Thailand - Top 20


  1. ^ Elliott, Christopher (14 September 2011). "Miss Universe 2011 pageant crowns Miss Angola, Leila Lopes". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Miss Angola Leila Lopes is Miss Universe 2011! retrieved 12 September 2011
  3. ^ "Miss Angola Leila Lopes named Miss Universe at 60th annual pageant in Brazil". Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Angolan Leila Lopes Is The Fourth African To Win Miss Universe". Shadders. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "2004 Miss International beauty pageant". Life. September 30, 2004. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jurema Ferraz: Depois de Angola o Universo". O País. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Leila Lopes crowned Miss Angola 2011". Angola Press Agency. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 

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