Luisa Baptista representing the province of Cuando won the annual Miss Angola Pageant and will represent her country in Miss Universe 2016.
She was crowned by Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes. Lopes is the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, and is the first Angolan woman to hold the position. Baptista succeeds Whitney Shoikongo as new Miss Angola. Whitney is currently competing in Las Vegas for the title of Miss Universe 2015.