Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe 2012 Wednesday night. Miss USA Olivia-Culpo elected The Miss Universe 2012 as the new global beauty queen, gala held at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino at Las Vegas. In second place was Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofía Esser Quintero, ranked third.
Olivia is the first American to win the contest Brook Mahealani Lee since he took the crown in 1997. According to the website of Miss Universe, Olivia the daughter of musicians , playing the cello and Olivia likes movies, museums, concerts and making people laugh.
The Miss Peru , Nicole Faverón, was among the 16 semifinalists were also among Turkey (Cagil Ozge), France (Marie Payet), Russia (Elizaveta Golovanova), Mexico (Karina Gonzalez), Poland (Marcelina Zawadzka) and Hungary ( Agnes Konkoly). Also South Africa (Melinda Bam), Philippines (Janine Tugonon), Croatia (Elizabeta Burg), Brazil (Gabriela Markus), Kosovo (Diana Avdiu), Australia (Renae Ayris) and India (Shilpa Singh).