Leila Lopes, from Angola, will reign for 15 months - the longest reign in MU history.

According to information posted by national directors (those in charge of organizing their countries’ preliminaries for the Miss Universe pageant) via twitter, they have been officially notified by the Miss Universe Organization that the 2012 edition of the contest will take place during mid-December. The official news, sent to the almost 90 directors worldwide,  state that the event has been postponed because in 2012, media in general will focus on the Summer Olympics (July/August) and the United States’ Presidential Election (October, November), so December is the date defined by NBC.

Confirmation on host country and an exact date will be announced shortly.

The Miss USA pageant will be held in Las Vegas on June 3rd. Both pageants will be televised live by american network NBC.