Thursday 07 July 12:17 p.m.
Beauty queen Miss Brazil has been robbed at gunpoint outside her home in Sao Paulo.
Debora Lyra, who was crowned the country's top beauty queen last year (10), was targeted by an armed man as she approached her gated property in the city on Sunday (03Jul11).
The perpetrator took her purse, cell phone and credit cards, as well as her car, which she was given as a prize for winning the beauty pageant, according to the Associated Press. She was left shaken but unhurt following the incident.
Lyra will pass on her title to the next Miss Brazil following the 2011 competition on 23 July (11).