Olivia Culpo

PHOTOS Miss USA Olivia Culpo wins Miss Universe

Miss USA Olivia Culpo beat out 88 other pageant queens to become Miss Universe last night at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Twenty-year-old Olivia is the first Miss USA to win the Miss Universe pageant since 1997. Keep reading for lots of photos of the cosmos’s most beautiful woman as well as a video clip of her crowning achievement!

2012 Miss USA Olivia Culpo swimsuit photos as Miss Rhode Island

It was the creme de la creme of sashes and lashes bashes in Las Vegas last night as 50 of America’s most beautiful women competed for the crown of Miss USA 2012. Coming out on top was cellist and self-described nerd Olivia Culpo, a sophomore at Boston University representing the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island. Keep reading for lots of photos of your new Miss USA from the pageant as well as a pre-pageant Kooey Swimwear Fashion Show. Also, find out how Olivia handled the tough question, “Would you feel it would be fair that a transgender woman wins the Miss USA title over a natural-born woman?”