Barely a week after Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011, criticisms are flying thick and fast that she had falsified some documents when she applied for the beauty pageant. Naturally, people around the world are curious if Lopes is really the most beautiful woman in the world.
According to some reports, Lopes falsified documents to enter and win the Miss Angola-UK beauty pageant earlier this year. The crucial win in England gave Lopes the opportunity to enter the Miss Universe contest and win Miss Universe 2011.
Argentine newspaper Infobae has alleged that Lopes, with help of the pageant organizer Charles Mukano, falsified documents to certify Lopes as a student of business management at a British school, even though it is evident that she has always lived in Angola, not England.
With this false document, Lopes entered the Miss Angola-UK pageant. According to reports in the Angolan media, Mukano might also have bribed judges in England to ensure Lopes’ win.
If the allegations prove to be true, Lopes could be disqualified and banished from all beauty pageants.
Meanwhile, other rumors have surfaced that Lopes is not a Black African woman, but a Cuban, who can speak fluent Spanish.
However Miss Universe officials told AOL Latino they have never even heard of Mukano, and the Miss Angola pageant organizer is Renato Guttler. And they also denied other rumors about Lopes' so-called Cuban parents and her fluency in Spanish.
“We also heard the rumor that her parents were from Cuba and [that] she speaks Spanish, which is false. We have never heard of [Charles Mukano]. The national director who ran the Miss Angola pageant is Renato Guttler,” the Miss Universe Organization said.
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