Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Photos & Profiles of Olivia Culpo, Newly Crowned Miss Universe 2012

Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas. She became the eighth beauty of the United States to win the tittle. Other Americans to win the prize include Miriam Stevenson (1954), Carol Morris (1956), Linda Bernent (1960), Sylvia Hitchcock (1967), Shawn Weatherly (1980), Chelsi Smith (1995), and Brook Lee (1997).

Olivia Culpo Profile:

- Country: Rhode Island
- Hometown: Cranston
- Age: 20
- On June 3, 2012, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA 2012 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 20-year-old cellist of Cranston, Rhode Island became the first titleholder from her state to capture the crown.

- The middle child of five children, Olivia decided to compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island USA on a whim. With determination and a passion for performing on stage, Olivia captured her state title in a $20 “Rent The Runway” dress that was too short and had a tear in the back. Her road to the crown continued in Las Vegas where she wowed the judges in a purple Sherri Hill dress and a poised response to the twitter question regarding transgender contestants.

- Both of Olivia’s parents began their professional lives as musicians and raised her in a musically rich surrounding. She began studying the cello in the second grade and from there participated in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RI Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra and Rhode Island All-State Orchestra. Olivia also won a seat in the Boston Symphony Hall, Boston; Carnegie Hall, New York City; and a tour of England in 2010. Until recently, Olivia was performing with the Boston Accompanietta.

Olivia, who has called herself a “cellist nerd,” graduated with high honors and a member of the National Honor Society in 2010 from St. Mary Academy Bay View. Throughout high school, Olivia’s love for Italian language gave her the opportunity to take part in two foreign language programs in Milano, Italy. As a sophomore at Boston University, she has been placed on the Dean’s List every semester. Olivia will place her education on hold while performing her duties as Miss USA for the next year.
- An admirer of Audrey Hepburn, Olivia keeps a journal of the actress’s quotes and even resembles the classical beauty. Shortly after being crowned, Olivia serenaded her press conference attendees while singing one of her favorite Audrey Hepburn songs, “Funny Face,” from the 1957 film. The day after her win, she arrived in New York City where she will reside as Miss USA. During her reign, Olivia will serve as a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer and will work closely with organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda’s Club. She will also work with the USO as part of the Miss Universe Organization’s dedication to supporting their troops

Special thanks and credits to

MISS UNIVERSE 2012 - The Final Results

Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas.


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2012
1st runner-up
  •  Philippines - Janine Tugonon
2nd runner-up
  •  Venezuela - Irene Esser
3rd runner-up
  •  Australia - Renae Ayris
4th runner-up
  •  Brazil - Gabriela Markus

Top 10
  •  Australia - Renae Ayris
  •  Russia - Elizabeth Golovanova
  •  Brazil - Gabriela Markus
  •  Philippines - Janine Tugonon
  •  Venezuela - Irene Esser

  •  France - Marie Payet
  •  USA - Olivia Culpo
  •  Hungary - Agnes Konkoly
  •  South Africa - Melinda Bam
  •  Mexico - Karina González
Top 16
  •  Turkey - Çağıl Özge Özkul
  •  Peru - Nicole Faverón
  •  Poland - Marcelina Zawadzka
  •  Croatia - Elizabeta Burg
  •  Kosovo - Diana Avdiu
  •  India - Shilpa Singh

Special awards

Miss Congeniality 
 Guatemala - Laura Godoy
Miss Photogenic
 Kosovo - Diana Avdiu
Best National Costume
 China - Ji Dan Xu

Biography of Miss Universe 2012 - Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Biography of Miss Universe 2012 - Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo (born May 8, 1992) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, which was the first pageant she entered. She currently attends Boston University. She was crowned Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas; she's the first winner from USA to obtain the crown since Brook Lee in 1997.

Culpo was crowned Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 on September 18, Crowned Miss Universe 2012 on December 19 2012 at Las Vegas, Nevada 2012.

Culpo competed at the Miss USA 2012 competition on June 3, 2012, representing the state of Rhode Island. She won the title of Miss USA. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011. On July 6, 2012, The city of Cranston, Rhode Island held a special homecoming celebration honoring Culpo for her pageant win. A story time program was held at the Cranston Public Library at which Culpo read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to a group of children. At an outdoor ceremony held at Cranston City Hall, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung presented Culpo with the key to the city.

Culpo represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant that was held on December 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won the competition and was crowned Miss Universe 2012, becoming the eighth representative from the United States to win the title, the first since 1997. She succeeds outgoing titleholder, Leila Lopes from Angola.

Culpo was brought up in Edgewood (Cranston), Rhode Island, and is the daughter of Susan (née Curran) and Peter Culpo. She is the middle-child of five. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy – Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school she participated in two foreign language trips to Milano, Italy.

Both of her parents began their professional career as musicians. Miss Culpo began studying cello in the second grade. She participated in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RI Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra, Rhode Island All-State Orchestra, and Boston Youth Symphony, playing the cello. Culpo also studied voice. As a cellist, Culpo played in Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and in England. She attended the Brevard Music Center, in North Carolina two summers, and performs with the Boston Accompanietta.

Special thanks and credits to

MISS UNIVERSE 2012 - List of Contestants, Profiles & Biographies

(Please on the name of contestant for viewing profile & biography)

N.B: This post is under updating from time to time .......

Albania Albania - Adrola Dushi

Angola Angola - Marcelina Vahekeni

Argentina Argentina - Camila Solórzano Ayusa

Aruba Aruba - Liza Helder

Australia Australia - Renae Ayris

The Bahamas Bahamas - Celeste Marshall

Belgium Belgium - Laura Beyne

Bolivia Bolivia - Yéssica Mouton

Botswana Botswana - Sheillah Molelekwa

Brazil Brazil - Gabriela Markus

British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands - Abigail Hyndman

Bulgaria Bulgaria - Zhana Yaneva

Canada Canada - Adwoa Yamoah

Cayman Islands - Lindsay Japal

 Chile - Ana Luisa König

China China - Diana Xu Jidan

Colombia Colombia - Daniella Álvarez

Costa Rica Costa Rica - Nazareth Cascante

Croatia Croatia - Elizabeta Burg

Curaçao Curaçao - Monifa Jansen

Cyprus Cyprus - Ioánna Giannakoú

Czech Republic Czech Republic - Tereza Chlebovská

Denmark Denmark - Josefine Hewitt

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic - Dulcita Lieggi

Ecuador Ecuador - Carolina Aguirre

El Salvador El Salvador - Ana Yancy Clavel

Estonia Estonia - Natalie Korneitsik

Ethiopia Ethiopia - Helen Getachew

Finland Finland - Sara Chafak

France France - Marie Payet

Gabon - Channa Divouvi

Georgia (country) Georgia - Thamtha Shedania

Germany Germany - Alicia Endemann

Ghana Ghana - Gifty Ofori

United Kingdom Great Britain - Holly Hale

Greece Greece - Vasiliki Tsirogianni

Guam Guam - Alyssa Cruz Aguero

Guatemala - Laura Godoy

Guyana Guyana - Ruqayyah Boyer

Haiti Haiti - Jacques Christela

Honduras Honduras - Jennifer Andrade

Hungary Hungary - Agnes Konkoly

India India - Shilpa Singh

Indonesia Indonesia - Maria Selena Nurcahya

Republic of Ireland Ireland - Adrienne Murphy

Italy Italy - Grazia Maria Pinto

Israel Israel - Lina Machola

Jamaica Jamaica - Chantal Zaky

JapanJapan - Ayako Hara

Korea - Sung-hye Lee

Republic of Kosovo Kosovo - Diana Avdiu

Lebanon Lebanon - Rina Chibany

Lithuania Lithuania - Greta Mikalauskyte

Malaysia Malaysia - Kimberley Leggett

Mauritius Mauritius - Ameeksha Dilchand

Mexico Mexico - Karina González

Montenegro Montenegro - Andrea Radonjić

Namibia Namibia - Tsakana Nkandi

New Zealand New Zealand - Talia Bennett

Nicaragua Nicaragua - Farah Eslaqui

Nigeria Nigeria - Isabella Ayuk

Norway NorwaySara Nicole Andersen

Panama Panama - Stephanie Vander Werf

Paraguay Paraguay - Egni Eckert

Peru - Nicole Faverón

Philippines Philippines - Janine Tugonon

Poland Poland - Marcelina Zawadzka

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico - Bodine Koehler

Russia Russia - Elizaveta Golovanova

Serbia SerbiaBranislava Brana Mandic

 Singapore Singapore - Lynn Tan

Slovakia Slovak Republic - Ľubica Štepanová

South Africa South Africa - Melinda Bam

Spain Spain - Andrea Huisgen

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - Sabrina Herft

Saint Lucia St. Lucia - Tara Carla Edward

Sweden Sweden - Hanni Beronius

Switzerland Switzerland - Alina Buchschacher

Tanzania Tanzania - Winfrida Dominic

Thailand Thailand - Nutpimon Farida Waller

 Trinidad & Tobago - Avionne Mark

Turkey Turkey -  Çağıl Özge Özkul

Ukraine Ukraine - Anastasia Chernova

Uruguay Uruguay Camila Vezzoso

United States USA - Olivia Culpo

Venezuela Venezuela - Irene Esser

Vietnam Vietnam - Lưu Thị Diễm Hương

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