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Angola claims Miss Universe crown

By the CNN Wire Staff
Leila Lopes from Angola before she took out the title of Miss Universe 2011.
Leila Lopes from Angola before she took out the title of Miss Universe 2011.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Women from 89 countries and territories compete for the title
  • They are judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview
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(CNN) -- Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011 Monday night during a pageant held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The runner-up was Olesya Stefanko of the Ukraine.

Women from 89 countries and territories competed for the title and were judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

For the first time ever, fans were able to vote on their favorite contestant to help put them into the semifinals of the competition.