Miss Universe 2012: Miss USA Olivia Culpo wins the crown

World | | December 20, 2012, 10:12 am
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Miss USA Olivia Culpo steps out as she is named one of the final 16 contestants.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo steps out as she is named one of the final 16 contestants.

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Venezuela's Irene Sofia Esser Quintero reacts as she is named one of the final 16 contestants.

Venezuela's Irene Sofia Esser Quintero reacts as she is named one of the final 16 contestants.

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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo beat Miss Philippines and Miss Venezuela to win the most coveted beauty pageant.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo beat Miss Philippines and Miss Venezuela to win the most coveted beauty pageant.

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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo reacts as she is announced as the new Miss Universe over first runner-up Miss Philippines.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo reacts as she is announced as the new Miss Universe over first runner-up Miss Philippines.

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Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon takes center stage as one of the final 16 contestants during the Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon takes center stage as one of the final 16 contestants during the Miss Universe pageant.

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The Top five contestants, (L to R) Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus; Miss USA, Olivia Culpo; Miss Australia, Renae Ayris; Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon; and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero.

The Top five contestants, (L to R) Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus; Miss USA, Olivia Culpo; Miss Australia, Renae Ayris; Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon; and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo has been crowned as Miss Universe 2012.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo has been crowned as Miss Universe 2012.