Photo Flash: Lea Salonga Sits as a Judge at 2011 Ms. Universe Pageant
São Paulo, Brazil, September 13, 2011 -- Filipino Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga was one of the judges at the recently concluded 60th Annual Ms. Universe pageant, where Ms. Philippines, Shamcey Supsup, placed third and Ms. Angola, Leila Lopes, was crowned Ms. Universe.
Salonga's name was picked to ask Lopes her final question during the LIVE NBC broadcast of Ms. Universe. Her pre-written question from the pageant organizers was: "... If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would it be and why?"
"Thank God, I'm very well satisfied with the way God created me and I would not change a thing. I consider myself a woman with inner beauty. I've my principles. I've acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I plan to follow this through the rest of my life...," Lopes said -- speaking through an interpreter.
Apart from Salonga, other members of the judging panel were three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Helio Castroneves; U.S. broadcast icon, Connie Chung; Brazilian supermodel, Isabeli Fontana; actress and television producer, Vivica Fox; "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof; and 2003 Ms. Universe Amelia Vega.
Photos by Patrick Prather and Shamcey Supsup FB fanpage
Ms. Philippines Shamcey Supsup and Lea Salonga
Co-hosts Andy Cohen and Natalie Morales with Miss Angola 2011, Leila Lopes, as she answers her final question from Lea Salonga during the LIVE NBC broadcast of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition from Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. HO/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP
Miss Angola 2011, Leila Lopes is crowned the winner of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition by Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete. She celebrates on stage during the LIVE broadcast on NBC from Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. HO/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP