Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes, or Leila Lopes for short, is going to Sao Paolo, Brazil as one of the very early favorites among pageant netizens to score well in Miss Universe 2011. The 25 year old beauty from Angola has an equally exotic and arresting quality that can easily make her stand out in a crowd of battling delegates from all over. On top of her statuesque height of 5’10 1/2″, she registers well in her photographs and can very easily become this year’s Yendi Phillips.
Do we see a winner in Leila? Possibly, for as long as the promise of her pre-arrival images is sustained by how she projects in person and how she handles the competition from Day 1.