Olivia Culpo became Miss Universe 2012 on December 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. First American Winner Since 1997 with Brook Lee. She also became the first girl from Rhode Island to win the Miss Universe Crown.
Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012
Her father, Peter Culpo said “You think in your head, ‘OK, she’s really pretty and smart and is going to stack up well. But then you look at some of the other girls, who are pretty outrageous and you say, ‘Nah, there’s 89 countries.’ You know what? The thought that some percentage of the population was looking at her in that way never dawned on me.”
On January, her Miss Usa first runner-up, Nana Meriwether from Maryland became Miss Usa 2012 during a special ceremony held at Trump Tower. Olivia Culpo had to give up her Miss USA sash due to pageant protocol. Indeed, Miss USA must resign her title in order to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe.
The 1st Runner-Up assumes the title of Miss USA, meaning that Meriwether is the new Miss USA 2012. In 1995, Shanna Moakler from New York was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995 but she became Miss Usa after Chelsi Smith’s crowning as Miss Universe.
Olivia Culpo during her reign as Miss Universe
Culpo’s first trip as the new Miss Universe was in Indonesia. She visited the country for three weeks and helped crown the winner of Puteri Indonesia 2013 on February 1 in Jakarta. Olivia Culpo hosted a discussion about AIDS and HIV prevention. She said, “I hope we raise a lot of money and more importantly, a lot of awareness.”
Culpo was seen at the 85th Academy Awards, The Oscars at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. She tweeted about Oscars “I have never seen so many gorgeous women in one place.” She wore a stunning green dress by Tony Ward Couture.
March 2013; Olivia Culpo visited Russia with Miss World 2012 from China, Wenxia Yu. She was a judge for Miss Russia on March 2 in Moscow. Culpo wore a stunning blue dress by Sherri Hill during the Pageant.
June 2013 : Culpo was invited to the annual party parade in Machala, Ecuador. She also attended the gala at the Oro Verde Hotel, where the mayor, Carlos Falquez, named Culpo Guest of Honor. “It was nice to have met these people who received me with great affection, I just got off the plane and I feel like home.” said Culpo, according to the EcuadorTimes.
On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; Erin Brady became Miss Usa 2013 and the first girl from Connecticut to win the crown.
During the Pageant Culpo announced with the boss, Donald Trump the date and location for Miss Universe 2013; Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013. She also met her current boyfriend, Nick Jonas, he was the co-host of Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant.
On August 25, 2013, Cranston’s City Council in Rhode Island approved a resolution adding Olivia Culpo’s name to Albert Avenue, which runs the length between Broad Street and Narragansett Boulevard in Edgewood. She was honored by Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. Her family and her boyfriend Nick Jonas also attended.
Olivia Culpo’s first scandal
Olivia Culpo was in India from September 27 till October 6. During her visit, she reportedly ran into trouble after doing a commercial photoshoot at historic monument Taj Mahal.
During her reign as Miss Universe, Culpo traveled to Indonesia, Ecuador, Russia, Morocco, The Bahamas, England, India and numerous trips throughout the USA.
Olivia Culpo modeled a million dollar swimsuit by Yamamay at the Miss Universe 2013 Pageant on Nov. 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The swimsuit was made in Italy and has 900 stones sewn in.
Maria Gabriela Isler from Venezuela, Miss Universe 2013, is crowned by Olivia Culpo at Miss Universe Pageant 2013 on November 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. During her Final Walk as Miss Universe Olivia Culpo thanked her boyfriend Nick Jonas “…and to the very special person who puts a smile on my face every day. I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you”.