Marcelina, Miss Angola 2011-2012
LUANDA, December 3 — Miss Cunene, Marcelina Vahekeni, was crowned Miss Angola 2011-2012 during a pageant that took place December 3rd at the Belas Conference Centre in Luanda, with the presence of the country’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and the first lady, Ana Paula dos Santos.
Marcelina, a 23-year old student of Human Resources Development, was crowned by reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes. She stands 1.80 m tall and will represent Angola during the Miss Universe 2012 pageant to be held in August/September.
The 1st runner-up was Manuela Agostinho, from Luanda, and the 2nd runner-up was Izilda Silva, from Luanda Sul. Miss Uige, Teresa Culembo, won Miss Photogenic; and Miss Africa de Sul, Belcky Simoes, won the Miss Friendship Award.
L: Leila Lopes during the pageant; R: Marcelina Vakeheni after her crowning
Edmilza Santos, the 1st runner-up from 2010, will represent Angola in the Miss World 2012 pageant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Santos was not able to compete in the 2011 edition since her visa was not processed in time.
To Miss World 2012: Edmilza Santos, who could not make it to London due to visa problems.