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Miss U.S.A. Wins Miss Universe Pageant (PHOTOS)

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Miss U.S.A. wins Miss Universe!

The winner, 20-year-old, Olivia Culpo from Rhode Island was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday.

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The competition was held at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas strip.

Contestants from 89 countries spent the last two weeks in photo shoots and dress rehearsals in Las Vegas.

Culpo wore a purple and blue bikini and a red velvet gown during the competition. During the question & answer portion of the event, Culpo answered a question about her regrets by saying she wished she did not pick on her siblings.

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Olivia Culpo

Miss Philippines Janin Tugonon held the second spot and Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero in third.

Gabriela Markus, Olivia Culpo, Renae Ayris, Janine Tugonon, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero
Culpo will be the first American to win the Miss Universe title in 15 years. The last time an American was crowned the coveted beauty title was in 1997.

The brunette beauty attends Boston University and describes herself as a “cellist-nerd.”

Check out Olivia Culpo and Miss Universe photos here:

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Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, left, and Miss Peru, Nicole Faveron, right
Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, left, and Miss Peru, Nicole Faveron, right

Miss Hungary Agnes Konkoly, left, and Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, right
Miss Hungary Agnes Konkoly, left, and Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, right
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Olivia Culpo competes in the swimwear portion of MIss Universe
Olivia Culpo competes in the swimwear portion of MIss Universe

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  • Gracia Bennadict

    Big up miss universe ,congratulations,

  • Brian

    Big country get big things hah?

  • Leonnel

    Yeah good for her she deserved it.

  • Keti

    Funny, her final hair style was done in a ‘crown wearing’ style, Hmmm!!

  • Elly

    I suppose as long as people will pay women to be vapid show pieces, there will always be women who strive to be vapid showpieces. Sigh :(

  • Yoga Lee

    US is going thru a lot this days… let’s give her the crown…

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