LEILA'S LONG YEAR: Lovely Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011 on September 12, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Due to the fact that the Miss Universe finals were postponed until December, Lopes became the longest reigning Miss Universe title holder ever. Tonight she will be passing her crown to the next Miss Universe. We would like to thanks Leila for making her country and the entire African continent proud and wish her all the best for her future endeavours. May you experience continued success and good luck and continue to make yourself and Africa proud!!!