Leila Lopes, a 25-year-old from Angola, beat Stefanko on the 60th anniversary of the pageant.
After strutting in her pink bikini and a sumptuous white evening dress, Stefanko had to show off her brains as well. Asked which historical figure she admires the most, the former law student said she’d live the life of Cleopatra if she could. The Ukrainian beauty said that it would have been an honor to become just as wise, strong and beautiful as the Egyptian queen, who proved to the world that not only men can be leaders.
In the July interview with the Kyiv Post, Stefanko said that her dream was not, as beauty contestants often claim, to save children or heal the world, but to put criminals in their place as a prosecutor.