When Miss Angola Leila Lopes took the crown as Miss Universe, she not only did Angolans and black women across the globe proud, but she also came through for the Cape Verdeans all over the world.
Although she was born in Angola, Leila was born to Cape Verdean parents. Aside from encompassing an alluring grace and exotic beauty, 26-year-old Leila is a beauty with brains.
Prior to snagging the spot as the most beautiful girl in the world, Leila was a business student in the UK.
Leila aside, we've noted that some of the sexiest ladies in the game right now happen to be of Cape Verdean decent.
Cape Verde is an archipelago of islands located off the coast of West Africa. Most of the islands' population (about 71%) of Cape Verde is a mix of Sub-Saharan Africans and Europeans, usually from Portugal and Spain, making for a blend of all things beautiful.