Leila Lopes

Birth Name: Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes

Place of Birth: Benguela, Angola

Date of Birth: 26 February, 1986

Ethnicity: Angolan

Leila Lopes is an Angolan actress, model, and beauty queen. She was crowned the 2011 Miss Universe. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and studied business management in the U.K.

Leila is the daughter of Dulce Costa and Geraldo Vieira Lopes. A picture of Leila with her father can be seen here. A picture of Leila with her mother can be seen here.

Leila is married to British-born American NFL player Osi Umenyiora, who is of Igbo Nigerian descent.

Leila has said:

Unfortunately a lot of information that are being published have absolutely no sense whatsoever. Among them, my ancestry. I don’t have any Cape Verdean ancestry, I’m 100% Angolan, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of Angolan people.

Sources: http://revistaepoca.globo.com

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Curious about ethnicity

35 Responses

  1. andrew says:


    It appears that her parents are Cape Verdean. Also some websites describe her as having Cuban ancestry. That is uncorrect.

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