Beating the 88 other candidates, Miss USA Olivia Culpo took home the Miss Universe crown on Wednesday. Next to her are runner-ups Miss Philippines, Miss Venezuela, Miss Australia and Miss Brazil.
The new Miss Universe title holder Culpo is a 20-year-old University student and a self-proclaimed cellist-nerd. Miss Universe was only the third beauty pageant she joined in after winning the Miss Rhode Island and Miss USA crown last year. Earning the nod of the judges, she ended the more than a decade Miss Universe title drought in America.
When asked about her plans now that she’s crowned, the Culpo expressed that she wanted to travel the world creating awareness on HIV/Aids. She also stated that she hopes her win will raise the spirit of Americans after the tragedy in Connecticut.
The Miss Universe 2012 pageant was held in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood casino.
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“So excited was Olivia Culpo, Miss USA, to be crowned Miss Universe 2012 on Wednesday night, she almost took off on her victory walk without that beautiful crown on her head.
Fortunately, a reassuring touch from Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, was all it took to rein in the new reigning pageant queen, who then presented herself to the Las Vegas audience with all appropriate sparkle in place.”
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The two-hour televised 2012 Miss Universe contest ended great for Miss USA. However, despite her win, many were not convinced. Viewers who were disappointed of the results took to Twitter to voice their takes. And generally, their doubt over her bringing home the crown sprung from the interview portion. Simply said, they were not impressed of the answer she delivered.
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