Leila Lopes Maxim Portugal June 2012 02

Miss Universe Leila Lopes Covers Maxim Portugal June 2012 + Full Spread

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.

Leila Lopes Maxim Portugal June 2012 Cover

Leila Lopes Covers Maxim Portugal June 2012

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 KwelagobeMiss Universe 1999 from Botswana.

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

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.

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Leila Lopes for Maxim Portugal June 2012; photographed by Bernardo Coelho

Watch Making of: Miss Universo Leila Lopes