Angola at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Angola's official representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

The country has won one victory:

  • One — Miss Universe crown (2011)

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities; the pageants longevity, consistency, and history; the sincerity of the pageant's specific cause, platform, and advocacy; the overall pre-pageant activities, production quality and global telecast; the enormity of internet traffic; and the extent of popularity amongst pageant fans across the globe.[13][14][15][16]

The Angola franchise holders of the four major beauty pageants are the following:

  • Ana Paula Lemos dos Santos – Miss Angola for Miss Universe and Miss International (only participated in 2004)
  • Miss CPLP Angola – Miss Mundo Angola for Miss World
  • Unknown National Director – Miss Earth Angola for Miss Earth

Big Four pageants titleholders[edit]

Angola has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][17] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[18][19][20]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists, Semi-finalists, or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 × ↑ No Pageant Held ×
2019 Salett Miguel Brezana da Costa × ×
2018 Ana Liliana Avião Nelma Ferreira × ×
2017 Lauriela Martins Judelsia Bache × Ermelinda de Matos
Top 16
2016 Luísa Baptista × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Angola sent the first delegate in 2017.)
2015 Whitney Shikongo × ×
2014 Zuleica Wilson × ×
2013 Vaumara Rebêlo Maria Castelo ×
2012 Marcelina Vahekeni Edmilza Sántos ×
2011 Leila Lopes
WINNER
× ×
2010 Jurema Ferraz Ivanita Jones ×
2009 Nelsa Alves Nadia Silva ×
2008 Lesliana Pereira Birgite dos Sántos
Top 5
×
2007 Micaela Reis
Top 10
Micaela Reis
1st Runner-Up
×
2006 Isménia Júnior Stiviandra Oliveira
Top 6
×
2005 Zenilde Josias × ×
2004 Telma Sonhi
Top 15
Silvia João de Deus Telma Sonhi
2003 Ana Sebastião
Top 15
Celma Carlos ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. Angola sent their first delegate in 2004.)
2002 Geovana Leite Rosa Muxito
2001 Hidianeth Cussema Alexandra da Rocha
2000 Eunice Manita Deolinda Vilela
1999 Egídia Torres Lorena Silva
1998 Emília Guardado Maria Cortêz de Lemos
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Angola sent their first delegate in 1998.)
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Angola sent their first delegate in 1998.)

× Did not compete No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 4 Winner Star*.svg (2011)
Miss World 3 1st Runner-Up (2007)
Miss International 0 None
Miss Earth 1 Top 16 (2017)
Total 8 1 TITLE

See also[edit]

  • Miss Angola

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. [1]
  14. International Beauty Pageant Ranking
  15. "Comité Miss Angola". Missangolaoficial.sapo.ao. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  16. "Miss Earth Angola 2017". Missearth.tv. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  18. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  20. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.


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