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Miss Universe 2011
Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes
Date 12 September 2011
Presenters Natalie Morales, Andy Cohen, Jeannie Mai, Shandi Finnessey
Venue Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 89
Placements 16
Withdraws Norway, Zambia
Returns Cayman Islands, Chile, Estonia, Montenegro, Portugal, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Vietnam
Winner Leila Lopes
Congeniality Nikolina Lončar
Best National Costume Sheldry Sáez
Photogenic Ronnia Fornstedt

Miss Universe 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, was held on 12 September 2011 at Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil. Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, becoming the fourth African country to win the title after South Africa in 1978, Namibia in 1992 and Botswana in 1999.[1] Contestants from 89 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 86 contestants in 2006.



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 2011
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 16

Online Fan Vote Winner

Special Awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Best in National Costume

Final Results Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
5th runner-up
6th runner-up
7th runner-up
8th runner-up
9th runner-up

Semi-final scores

Order of announcements


Credicard Hall, venue of Miss Universe 2011

Telecast judges

Preliminary judges

  • BJ Coleman[2]
  • Francesca Romana Diana[3]
  • Ana Paula Junqueira[4]
  • Scott Lazerson[5]
  • Matheus Mazzafera[6]
  • Jimmy Nguyen[7]
  • Lara Spotts[8]

Background music and performances


Returning countries and territories


Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

Other pageant notes


  • Curaçao Curaçao – Evalina van Putten replaced Monifa Jansen since Jansen did not meet the age requirements stipulated by the Miss Universe Organization. Jansen was born in March, 1993.[11]
  • El Salvador El Salvador – Mayra Aldana replaced Alejandra Ochoa after Alejandra suffered from chronic respiratory illness and was not able to compete.[12]


  •  Denmark – Sandra Amer was appointed as Miss Universe Denmark 2011 after a casting call took place.
  •  Greece – Iliana Papageorgiou was appointed by the Star Hellas organization to represent Greece at Miss Universe 2011.
  •  Guatemala – Alejandra Barillas was appointed as Miss Universe Guatemala 2011 in a special ceremony. Barillas was the original representative to Miss Universe 2010 but due to an injury she could not attend. One of her runner-ups (Jessica Scheel) took her place.
  •  Kazakhstan – Valeriya Aleinikova was appointed to represent Kazakhstan after the Miss Kazakhstan organization dropped the franchise and a new organization took over.
  •  Montenegro – Nikolina Loncar was appointed to represent Montenegro after she could not compete in 2010 because she did not meet the minimum age requirement.
  •  Vietnam – Vũ Thị Hoàng My was appointed to represent Vietnam after the pageant organizers were unable to host a beauty pageant. The permission was granted by the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, which authorizes the international representation of the nation in events of any kind.


International broadcasters


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