Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/5/12

The New York Giants are in the midst of a modest one-game win streak and — considering the team's history of second half season swoons — they'll take it. Better yet, if it's because of Osi Umenyiora's new good luck charm — Miss Universe Leila Lopes — we'll take it. The Giants defensive end was seen "hiding out" in the back of Manhattan's Empire steakhouse with the   world-class beauty on Monday during a party to say farewell to her title. Lopes, the first Angolan to ever win the title, was seen with the Giants two-time Pro-Bowler the night after Osi's team pounded the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Insiders are hoping she sticks around New York until after the playoffs "to keep his good luck coming," reports Page Six of the New York Post. Giants fans might just want the 25-year-old Lopes to hang around anyway.

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