Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes covers the fifth and latest issue of Maxim Portugal. Photographed by Bernardo Coelho, the Angolan beauty shows off her bikini body for the men’s magazine in her first full bathing suit shoot on the beach. “I felt super comfortable,” she says.
The 26-year-old is the fourth African to win Miss Universe and only the second African woman of Black African descent to win following Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana.
During her interview, Leila talks being blessed to be chosen as well what encouraged her to compete. Check out more photos from her shoot, as well as behind-the-scenes footage below.