Some contestants don't know VP 01: The first runner-up was Miss Maryland, Nana Meriwhether. Culpo will represent the United States in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Wearing a purple, flowing gown, the 20-year-old Boston University sophomore looked at ease in the final rounds of competition, dancing alongside singer Akon during his live performance with the five finalists.
A cellist for 13 years, Culpo emphasized the importance of music education. Hide Caption.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Miss Rhode Island wins top crown — The competition had three categories, swimsuit, evening gowns and interview and was hosted by Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic.
For the first time, viewers were able to ask Miss USA contestants a question via Twitter during the show. Contestants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed in swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions.Olivia Culpo - stanleyscism.com interview with Miss Rhode Island USA 2012
Miss Rhode Island wins top crown — Contestants don evening gowns after being narrowed to a group of 10 from 50. Miss Rhode Island wins top crown — Nitaya Panemalaythong, Miss Minnesota, walks the runway during the opening "fashion show" portion of the competition.
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