The beauty queen from Angola granted an exclusive interview with CY to discuss the recent controversies that include a questionable bio and false documents.
CY: Well, you noted you want to finish up your undergraduate degree in business. What are your business goals?
Leila Lopes: “Well, I want to finish my under-graduation. I hope I can, I want to go back to my country. It’s developing. I want to be part of this development. I want to have my own business. I want to launch my cosmetics line. Yeah, like, I really want to do big things.”
CY: You basically want to be a job creator in your own country and give back to your people.
LL: “Yes. Thank you.”
CY: Absolutely, glad to help you. Interesting enough, of course you cleared up of course your 100 percent Angolan, but there were some critics out there. Why do you think there were people out there trying to discredit you?
LL: “Oh my God, I don’t know. I really don’t. I know that every year a girl wins a competition, they’re always people talking something bad about it. But I don’t know why the people created stories like this. I don’t know.”
CY: Well I can just tell you, you checked out of course and everything was out there. This is the way the world works sadly today. That there’s always someone out there trying to rain on somebody’s parade. I just wonder you know, for those curious out there, how long have you lived in England and how long have you attended business school?
LL: “I’ve lived there for almost four years and I’ve attended business school for two years.”