Congratulations to Leila Lopes from Angola, who was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in last night’s 60th anniversary competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
I had every intention of compiling 10 Adorable Andy Cohen Faces for this post (he hosted along with Today anchor Natalie Morales). But as soon as the bikini catwalk started, I knew that the standout moments of this major television event were, instead, the 10 Most Awkward Swimsuit Competition Utterances — made by the well-intentioned but ohhhhhhh so corny skybox commentators Jeannie Mai and Shandi Finnessey. Body shots for everyone and my official ranking here:
10. Miss China
9. Miss U.S.A., Alyssa Campanella
8. Miss Puerto Rico
7. Miss Colombia
6. Miss Brazil
4. Miss Angola (the winner)
3. Miss Australia
2. Miss Netherlands
(I SWEAR those two are not the same person.)
1. Miss Ukraine (the runner-up)
I feel like giving Miss Portugal an honorable mention here, because while nothing that weird was said about her during the swimsuit segment, her listed “interests” were window shopping and reading. She will always be Miss Universe in my heart.
Anyone make it through the whole pageant? Did the right one win?