Angolan beauty wins Miss Universe crown

Angola’s Leila Lopes became the new Miss Universe on Monday, edging out beauties from Ukraine, Brazil, the Philippines and China in the final as the pageant marked its 60th anniversary.

Statuesque Lopes, 25, takes the on crown from last year’s winner Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.

Ninety-eight young women took part in the contest in South America’s largest city, Brazil’s industrial hub of Sao Paulo watched by an estimated one billion people around the world.