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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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Credit: David Becker; Photos: Getty
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  • melissa B

    Woo hoo an Italian-american

  • NAS

    Miss South Africa definitely deserved it

  • http://www.facebook.com/delanne.torres Delanne

    The Brazilian deserved to have won

  • http://hotmail. carli

    SHE IS NOT UGLY. SHES IS BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE , SHE LOOKS LIKE LATINA :) LOL! AMERICANS ARE UGLY…AND DONT HAVE CURVES.. SHE IS LATINA AND SHES HAS CURVES :p

  • Kay

    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?

  • Scottish

    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!

  • Kay

    @Scottish:

    MONEY LOST! Thats the only reason.

  • Scottish

    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.

  • mary

    It’s just a beauty contest, everyone chill.

  • Dude

    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!

  • Minnie

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

  • Sandrine

    @Kay:

    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.

  • Missy

    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

  • Fitzwilliam

    @Em:

    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.

  • Fitzwilliam

    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.

  • Nessie

    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.

  • KimbaK

    Y y’all hatin on poor Olivia?

  • Ellen

    Miss Philippines is more deserving to get the Title !

    Scott Discik, judging the Pageant !!!

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

  • Kane

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

  • abc

    @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.

  • Mia

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

  • moore

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

  • The Man who knew tomorrow

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

  • Cris

    Brazil should have won!

  • ladyb

    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.

  • SamanthaCarolina

    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.

  • adgfhgh

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

  • K

    Fake girl.

  • Lisa

    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.
    @yajia1:

  • Trent

    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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