Miss USA Crowned Miss Universe 2012

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Miss USA Crowned Miss Universe 2012

Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo attends The Official Launch Of Yellow Lounge at 82 Mercer on June 19, 2012 in New York City.

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Olivia Culpo attends 'Ted' Premiere held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo attends City Harvest's 2012 Summer In The City Restaurant Tasting and Cocktail Party on June 20, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo attends the "Celeste And Jessie" New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on August 1, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo attends the "Cosmopolis" premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 13, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo attends the "Bachelorette" New York Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on September 4, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo poses backstage at the Supima Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 6, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo attends "The Master" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo attends the 2012 Orphaned Starfish Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 19, 2012 in New York City.

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Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012, attends the Zenith Watches Best Buddies Miami Gala at Marlins Park on November 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo arrives at the 2nd Annual American Giving Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on December 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California.

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Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, competes in the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Culpo went on to be crowned the new Miss Universe.

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo waves to the crowd after being named the 2012 Miss Universe at the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood Casino Resort on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, competes in the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort

Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo waves to the crowd after being named the 2012 Miss Universe at the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood Casino Resort on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rhode Island beauty Olivia Culpo, the 20-year old sophomore from Boston University, was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on December 19th. Culpo beat runner-up Miss Philippines, making her the first Miss Universe winner from the United States in 15 years.

Olivia wore a tight navy blue dress with a sequined bodice for the event's opener and later wore a red velvet gown with plunging neckline for the evening gown competition.

Check out more pictures of Olivia as Miss USA and her gown from the Miss Universe pageant above!

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