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The Miss Angola contest is a beauty pageant contest held December of each year to select Angola's representative to  international beauty events, such as the Miss Universe and Miss World.

The event, organized and sponsored by the Miss Angola Committee, nominated Emília Guardado as the first Miss Angola and the year following – 1998 - she represented the country in the Miss Universe pageant. Angola won the Miss Universe contest in 2011 with Leila Lopes (Miss Angola 2010).

Leila Lopes is the fourth African contestant to win Miss Universe. Previous Angolan representatives to Miss Universe contest reached the top 10 in 2007 and two consecutive top 15 in 2003 and 2004.

Angola also has had great success in the Miss World pageant as well, with three straight top 5/6 finishes from 2006-8: a first runner-up position with Micaela Reis (and Queen of Africa) in 2007 and a third runner-up (and Queen of Africa) with Brigith dos Santos in 2008, and a top 6 (and Queen of Africa) finish with Stiviandra Oliveira in 2006.

In the first years of its existence, Miss Angola contest was restricted to young women nationals living in the country but was later extended to Angolans living in different countries of the world.

In the beginning, Miss Angola Contest was very criticised by some conservative circles of the Angolan society, mainly those from Churches and religious organizations due to the reverence it placed on beauty, but now there is more understanding among these previous criticisers.

The Miss Angola contest is sponsored by many companies and it also attracts advertisers of all sizes. The event has the First Lady, Ana Paula dos Santos, as its Godmother and its office is located at:

Address: Rua Kwame N’Krumah, 180 - 2º Andar, Bairro Maianga - Luanda - Angola.

 

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