|Leila Lopes/Miss Universe|
Just like President Obama, Lopes said she hopes the victory will allow the 25-year-old to help defeat her nation's history of war and impoverishment. I figure she will probably be as effective as Obama, right?
|Miss USA's sweetly subtle "national costume."|
Lopes trumped 88 competitors to win the title. The runners-up were from Ukraine, Brazil, Philippines and China. USA's candidate was Alyssa Campanella from California. An American was last named Miss Universe in 1997. The 2010 winner was Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
The Miss Universe pageant was broadcast live on NBC and aired in 170 countries. It is co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC.