Olivia Culpo photo gallery
On Dec. 19, thousands tuned in to watch Olivia Culpo take home the coveted crown of Miss Universe 2012. The Cranston, R.I., native was awarded the crown after beating out Miss Brazil, Miss Venezuela, Miss Australia and Miss Philippines. Culpo’s win marks the eighth Miss Universe win for Miss USA, the last one taking place in 1997.
Since securing her crown the brunette has been lauded by fans taken by her good looks, and the beauty of Irish and Italian descent quickly thanked them for their support.
What an honor! This night was a dream come true. Thank you everyone for your support tonight!! USA finally did it! yfrog.com/nvjdkdij
— Olivia Culpo (@MissUSA) December 20, 2012
Check out more of Miss Universe 2012 below. –danielle canada