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Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paulo, becoming her nation's first winner.

A Benguela native, she promised to be an activist, saying: "I've worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, I work in the fight against HIV. I work to protect the elderly and I have to do everything that my country needs. I think now as Miss Universe I will be able to do much more."

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The 25-year-old Lopes beat out 88 other women for the title, including first runner-up Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine and second runner-up Priscila Machado of Brazil. Shamcey Supsup of the Philippines and Luo Zilin of China rounded out the top 5.Lopes succeeds Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.Watch Lopes' crowning moment: