Miss USA 2012: Olivia Culpo Wins Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas
Monday, June 4th, 2012 at
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Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island wins Miss USA 2012 pageant on Sunday night (June 3, 2012), at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Olivia Culpo, (20-year-old) cellist from Rhode Island, won the crown over fifty-one gorgeous women from all over the country. Ali Fedotowsky, Rob Kardashian, Marilu Henner, Arsenio Hall, Dayana Mendoza, Joe Jonas, Cat Cora, George Kotsiopoulos serve as judges for Miss USA 2012.
The competition was divided into three parts; swimsuit, evening gowns and interview question. Olivia rocked a lilac bikini in the first section, and traded it with a purple evening gown with a sparkly belt for the second one. She provides as a fashion commentator along with Kelly Osbourne.
By winning the pageant of Miss USA 2012, Culpo will stand for the United States at the 61st annual Miss Universe pageant later this season. An American has not won the international beauty competition since Brook Lee taken the Miss USA crown in 1997.
While, fourth and third runner-up was Jasmyn Wilkins of Georgia and Jade Kelsall of Nevada, second runner-up was Audrey Bolte of Ohio, and first runner-up was Nana Meriwether of Maryland. Miss Photogenic was Alaina Bergsma of Oregon, while Miss Congeniality was Rebecca Hodge of Iowa.
The Miss USA 2012 contest was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen. Cobra Starship gigged during the swimsuit segment, and Akon sang a beautiful track during the evening gown section.
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