Miss Rio Grande do Sul, Priscilla  Machado (25) won the Miss Brazil Universe 2011 pageant held at the HSBC Brasil Hall in Sao Paulo on July 23rd. Priscilla comes from Farroupilha (RS), stands 180 cm tall and will now be the host contestant and represent Brazil during the Miss Universe pageant to be held in this city on September 12th.

The 1st runner-up was Miss Bahia who will compete in Miss International next November.

The 2nd runner-up was Miss Acre, the 3rd runner-up was Miss São Paulo, and the 4th runner-up was Miss Amazonas.

Priscila was booed by the audience, who did not accept her victory.

27 women competed in this year’s event, televised live to the whole country through Rede Band.