Leila Lopes Hands Over Crown (See Other Black Women Crowned Miss Universe)

Miss Universe Leila Lopes Says Goodbye To Her Crown (See The Other Three Ebony Beauties Who Reigned As Miss Universe)

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Last night, Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes of Angola, handed over her crown to Olivia Culpo of USA, the winner of Miss Universe 2012. Only four black women have been crowned Miss Universe and Leila Lopes was the fourth. The other three ebony beauties are Miss Universe 1999  Mpule Kwelagobe from Botswana, Miss Universe 1998  Wendy Fitzwilliam from Trinidad & Tobago, and Miss Universe 1977  Janelle Commissiong also from Trinidad & Tobago. We are hoping to see many more black women taking the title in the near future.

Click through to see photos of the beautiful women who were crowned Miss Universe. 

  • Ambiguous

    Stunningly beauty!

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  • NYC Gal

    These women are utterly beautiful! You made a mistake. Miss USA 1995 was mixed black & white but she looked mostly black.

  • gg

    Finally the nightmare is over, seriously does last year judges drunks? Thank God this year winner are stunningly beautiful… last year not only ugly but also an idiot who can’t even speak English properly even till the last walk