Thursday, 20 December 2012

And the 2012 Miss Universe is...

A Christmas-themed Miss Universe pageant concluded this December 19, 2012.  The show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada and hosted by the Bravo network’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana Rancic.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old beauty queen of Rhode Island, beat out 88 of the most beautiful women in the world and was crowned the title 2012 Miss Universe.  The last American to win the title was Brook Lee back in 1997

Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes passing on her crown to Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Here’s the rundown of finalists and winners: 

The top 5 finalists

Miss Universe 2012: Olivia Culpo, USA

1st Runner-Up: Janine Tugonon, Philippines
2nd Runner-Up: Irene Esser, Venezuela
3rd Runner-Up: Renae Ayris, Australia
4th Runner-Up: Gabriela Markus, Brazil

Best in National Costume Winner:  Miss China: Ji Dan Xu

Miss Congeniality:  Miss Guatemala, Laura Godoy

The Top 10
1 – Miss Australia: Renae Ayris
2 – Miss Russia: Elizabetha Golovanova
3 – Miss Brazil: Gabriela Markus
4 – Miss France: Anne Payet
5 – Miss Venezuela: Irene Esser
6 – Miss USA: Olivia Culpo
7 – Miss Hungary: Agnes Konkoly
8 – Miss South Africa: Melinda Bam
9 – Miss Mexico: Karina Gonzalez
10 – Miss Philippines: Janine Tugonon

The Telecast Judges:
Brad Goreski, Cee Lo Green, Claudia Jordan, Diego Boneta, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Masaharu Morimoto, Nigel Barker, Pablo Sandoval, Scott Disick and Ximena Navarrete.

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