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Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins Miss Universe Pageant!

Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins Miss Universe Pageant!

Miss USA Olivia Culpo looks ecstatic while receiving her crown after winning the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant on Wednesday (December 18) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 20-year-old Boston University sophomore beat out 88 other beauty queens from around the world to become the first American lady to win the title since 1997. Olivia definitely brought home the crown at a time the country needed some uplifting news!

During her interview question, Olivia was asked if she ever regretted something in her life.

“I’d like to start off by saying that every experience no matter what it is, good or bad, you’ll learn from it. That’s just life,” Olivia said. “But something I’ve done I’ve regretted is probably picking on my siblings growing up, because you appreciate them so much more as you grow older.”

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80 Responses to “Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins Miss Universe Pageant!”

  1. 1
    gossipguy Says:

    thank god the world is ending in 2 days tbh

  2. 2
    LOL Says:

    This was rigged!

  3. 3
    joan rivers Says:

    she is not the prettiest and her dress was ugly i feel disappointed

  4. 4
    Rose G Says:

    Philippines should have won. Her answer was probably the second worst.

  5. 5
    leila lopes Says:

    ***** is ugly

  6. 6
    whatever Says:

    she looks like latoya jackson tbh

  7. 7
    lalala Says:

    south africa should’ve won

  8. 8


  9. 9
    shaniqua Says:

    da weave is cheap

  10. 10
    cindy Says:


  11. 11
    shaniqua Says:


  12. 12
    Alan Says:

    I hope MU 2013 takes place in January because I mean

  13. 13
    Trump's Hairpiece Says:

    Not very pretty and short!

  14. 14
    Lynn Says:

    LOL Thanks judges for making it obvious that the whole show was rigged… she almost stumbled in her dress… she is short and she is not pretty

    It was sooooo bad!!!

  15. 15
    Warren Says:

    Hot, sexy and beautiful. USA hardly ever wins. Cool beans!

  16. 16
    Ina Says:

    Rigged!!! Philippines is the true winner

  17. 17
    tessa Says:

    haters are fugly and fat…bye betch

  18. 18
    Bree Says:

    Maria won fair and square

  19. 19
    Vgyuhb Says:

    She is absolutely stunning and I think her dress is beautifully simple. Congratulation to her.

  20. 20
    BOO Says:

    France should have won!

  21. 21
    Warren Says:

    Hey! Where is the American spirit. And she is pretty. USA, USA, USA!

  22. 22
    yajia1 Says:

    You forgot the last part of her answer:

    “But something I’ve done I’ve regretted is probably picking on my siblings growing up, because you appreciate them so much more as you grow older. BUT I DON’T REGRET IT.”

    Epitome of stupidity. You regret it seconds ago then not regret it a few seconds after.

    And that dress? The way she walks? The way she trips all over the place? Can MU get any more rigged than this?

    Miss Philippines should have won, followed by Miss Australia and Miss Venezuela.

  23. 23
    Setra Says:

    It was fun to see Olivia Culpo become crowned Miss Universe! She has a lot to be proud of, considering she’s the first American woman to win this pageant since 1997. I appreciated her answer when asked if there was anything in her life that she had regretted. This win will give me and my DISH coworker a lot to talk about at work tomorrow. I recorded it on my DISH Hopper with the PrimeTime Anytime feature. I like to set this up to record all primetime programming that comes on the four major networks. This way I didn’t have to worry about taking time to set up an individual timer.

  24. 24
    jules Says:

    Miss Philippines should have won – she had the best answer.

    Miss USA’s answer was contradictory!

  25. 25
    omd Says:

    that dress is gross and so is her body

  26. 26
    omd Says:

    those tits also look fake

  27. 27
    Em Says:

    Miss Venezuela was by far the most beautiful contestant in the final 5. Absolutely stunning. Wish I could look like her.

  28. 28
    woohoo Says:

    we all know she only won it because America needed some ‘good news’ after all the bad stuff that has been going on. Obviously rigged. Miss Philippines should have won. She’s a lot more prettier & gave one of the best answers ever.

  29. 29
    rigged Says:

    Miss Phillipines was robbed!
    donald duck interfered in the results because he doesn’t like ambitious women who want to get ahead in life.
    i am a white american and even i feel that miss usa should not have even cracked the top 5. i just thought it was courtesy for her to get ranked in the top 5 but then when she made it to top 3 i knew something was wrong.

  30. 30
    rigged Says:

    i hated miss usa’s torso and her dress, her hair, i hated her answer.
    miss phillipines had the best answer. she had the best dress, best hair, best skin and the most wholesome and naturally beautiful. to me she is more than a woman, she is a lady. and smart! and ambitious.

  31. 31
    rigged Says:

    i mean i just hated her hairdo for the evening gown competition. you can tell that she was prepared to win by the bun on her head. i didn’t like the bun. it looked awful.

  32. 32
    Nikki Says:

    Why? lol

  33. 33
    Nikki Says:

    Shows that the whole show is rigged. There were prettier girls, she tripped, and gave not the best answer.
    The judges shouldn’t all be from the US, they should bring in international unbiased judges that should NOT be able to vote for their own country.

  34. 34
    rhycka_lopez24 Says:

    Miss World 2012 Host: CHINA, Winner: CHINA
    Miss International 2012: Host: JAPAN, Winner: JAPAN
    Miss Universe 2012: Host: USA, Winner: USA

    Ms. Philippines gave a decent and intelligent answer compare to other candidates. I expected Ms. Philippines to win the crown.
    I don’t understand what’s the judges criteria in Q & A portion,
    because Ms. USA answer is very simple.

  35. 35
    ethiopianchick Says:

    well congrats miss USA, well deserved

  36. 36
    sea Says:

    Awful midsection. Whoever voted for her is blind.

  37. 37
    Sue Says:

    Where ever the ‘Miss Universe’ is held- the girl that is from that country will most likely win. It’s rigged. Always has been, always will.

  38. 38
    rigged Says:

    well then i guess they weren’t gonna let an asian cheat again. and miss phillipines is the one who had to suffer for it. too bad.

  39. 39
    anne Says:

    Actually, considering how hard USA’s question was, she did great. It’s hard to answer that question without getting too personal or TMI. Had Venezuela gotten an easier question (hers was also difficult) and answered in her native language (she was having a hard time answering in English), she easily could’ve won. Philippines had an easy question, so it was easy to give a great answer. Don’t remember Australia’s or Brazil’s.

  40. 40
    Krristin devi Says:

    Not good ..

  41. 41
    souless wanderer Says:

    There was a rumor that miss philippines was a man

  42. 42
    d. Says:

    @souless wanderer: well stop spreadin’ then you souless wanderer

  43. 43
    Annie Says:

    Culpo is just too overtanned, over-dieted and stringy looking for my taste. She’s pretty but Miss Phillipines was STUNNING, had a better body and seemed very intelligent – shame she didn’t win.

  44. 44
    Holly Says:

    Proud to be from RI!
    But I have to say, she was not the prettiest and her bathing suit body disturbed me. She is cute, not gorgeous.

  45. 45
    Seguros Vida Hipotecas Says:

    Congratulations Olivia!!! You are the best

  46. 46
    ics Says:

    pretty enough… but a bit, just a bit, too thin… beauty contests are somewhat subjective so there will always be people who don’t agree who the winners should be…

  47. 47
    Megan Says:

    Did they read the list backwards? Is it? There is only this explanation. Brazil, Venezuela and Australia were more beautiful. And USA’s dress! C’mon! Horrible!

  48. 48
    YS Says:

    Her body looks weird.

  49. 49
    So... Says:

    none of the contestants were outstanding.

    Olivia Culpo is petite. Wikipedia lists her as 5ft5, which means she may actually be only 5ft4 as they always add an inch.

    Must be one of the shortest winners ever. She’s pretty but not extremely so. Perhaps her personality shone through to the judges :-)

  50. 50
    christina Says:

    yeah because that’s what this country needs right now, miss USA as miss universe. give me a break.

  51. 51
    melissa B Says:

    Woo hoo an Italian-american

  52. 52
    NAS Says:

    Miss South Africa definitely deserved it

  53. 53
    Delanne Says:

    The Brazilian deserved to have won

  54. 54
    carli Says:


  55. 55
    Kay Says:

    WOW! I’m impressed! How long ago the last time we had a Miss Universe from the USA? And what reason would the judges have to ridge the contest?

  56. 56
    Scottish Says:

    Everyone from the philippines is around the internet saying their bet was robbed. Each top 5 contestant gave a good response. Funny, you dont see all of Australia, or all of Argentina online whining about how their bets were robbed. Sorry about this observation, but why do filipinos whine so much and take the joy away from a deserving contestant? So sad!

  57. 57
    Kay Says:


    MONEY LOST! Thats the only reason.

  58. 58
    Scottish Says:

    What, ms USA can’t win a miss universe for a change? Has it become automatic that a ms Universe contestant has to step aside and make way for another country to snatch the crown? They should can this silly contest already. too political, too much whining.

  59. 59
    mary Says:

    It’s just a beauty contest, everyone chill.

  60. 60
    Dude Says:

    Olivia has the nicest crotch ive ever seen in my life. I wish i was the lucky dude venturing up dat! Dang, body that dont quit, yo!

  61. 61
    Minnie Says:

    USA had the best bod followed by australia. imo~!

  62. 62
    Sandrine Says:


    Do those people ‘whining’ get the money that their bets win? If you think they do, then you’re very ignorant and you have no business posting something you don’t know.

  63. 63
    Missy Says:

    that contest was fixed up entirely so the USA could win. Nowadays pageants are not what they use to in the past. In fact those pageants should stop existing.

    What is the real reason of making those pageants? Just to see some shallow gilrs wearing bikinis and now most of them at suhc young age have already plastic surgeries. They are not natural anymore. What a waste of money and TV time. Those pageants are a waste of time and u cant learn anything from them. thye ar organized by stuck up shallow people who like to denisgrate woman in a shallow way

  64. 64
    Fitzwilliam Says:


    Are you kidding me? That green colored gown was hideous. And her answer to the question was a bunch of rambling. I couldn’t understand how she even made the first cut.

  65. 65
    Fitzwilliam Says:

    Very disappointing – USA’s gown was so ugly and that bee hive hairdo gave her a grandma image. Add in the fake suntan, tripping over the dress, and the answer that was some dribble about not picking on her sisters and then practically screaming BUT I DON’T REGRET IT made me think she’d be the first to go. Brazil was by far the best of the top five and the first to go. But there were so many gorgeous girls that didn’t even make the first cut, Finland for one. Kosovo and Poland didn’t belong in the top 16, nor did France. A case of home court advantage no doubt. The judging never seems fair unless it’s held in another country. Russia would have even been a better winner.

  66. 66
    Nessie Says:

    Last year was fixed for sure. The poor girl speaks out about what she saw and has to shell out 5 million to trump. Oh yeah, great contest alright.

  67. 67
    KimbaK Says:

    Y y’all hatin on poor Olivia?

  68. 68
    Ellen Says:

    Miss Philippines is more deserving to get the Title !

    Scott Discik, judging the Pageant !!!

    What’s up with that ? ….JUST ASKING ????

  69. 69
    Kane Says:

    Gown and hairdo were awful. I never expected her to win. Miss Philippines was definitely the crowd favorite and mine, too.

  70. 70
    abc Says:

    @Scottish: I think the reason why they think that Ms. Philippines was more deserving is because she and Ms. USA were the top 2 contestants. I don’t think Ms. Philippines was the BEST of the bunch but she was definitely much better than Ms. USA.

  71. 71
    Mia Says:

    That black woman next to Olivia was last year’s Miss Universe??? She’s not even pretty. Ew. Olivia is very, very beautiful though :)

  72. 72
    moore Says:

    @Trump’s Hairpiece:
    She’s perfect. There’s nothing uglier than really tall girls. It’s masculine and tranny looking.

  73. 73
    The Man who knew tomorrow Says:

    GAD-DENEB rigged show!!! Unbelievable!!! Miss USA slept with Donald Duck!!

  74. 74
    Cris Says:

    Brazil should have won!

  75. 75
    ladyb Says:

    Although beauty pageants are now filed under “nobody gives a rat’s ass” I have to say I’m proud a BU student won as I’m a BU alumnus. I’m a Canadian however.

  76. 76
    SamanthaCarolina Says:

    For being a “beauty” contest these women really lack in the beauty department. In five minutes walking down a street in these countries I could find several women more beautiful than the one representing their country. Fact.

  77. 77
    adgfhgh Says:

    she is 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she looks like 30!!!!!

  78. 78
    K Says:

    Fake girl.

  79. 79
    Lisa Says:

    I tottaly agree. Her answer was absolutely ridiculous. And really? You regret picking on your siblings? That is the best you got? Everyone picks on there siblings. Surely, there is something a whole lot worse that idiot has done that she regrets. She is not attractive, too skinny and her dress was hideous.

  80. 80
    Trent Says:

    Scottish @ 12/20/2012 at 9:14 am

    Everyone from the philippines is around the internet saying their bet was robbed. Each top 5 contestant gave a good response. Funny, you dont see all of Australia, or all of Argentina online whining about how their bets were robbed. Sorry about this observation, but why do filipinos whine so much and take the joy away from a deserving contestant? So sad!

    - The most stupidest comment ever. “each top 5 gave a good response” ?

    Really? USA’s answer is contradicting.
    Venezuela’s answer is nonsense.

    There are only 3 girls who gave decent answers and they’re Australia, Philippines and Brazil. You are making urself stupid. And were talking about the last two women here, Philippines and USA, we are talking about the most deserving women to win Miss Universe between USA and Philippines.
    So whats with your last statement “filipinos whine so much and take away joy from a deserving contestant” Philippines is deserving to win the title, completely dominating USA in every segment so why would filipinos take away joy from a “deserving contestant”? And when did filipinos do that?! Think before commenting! Brainless idiot.

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