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Olivia Culpo From USA Is Miss Universe'12

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The big news is that Miss Universe 2012 has been announced. Miss USA Universe, Olivia Culpo has coveted the title of Miss Universe this year. After 15 long years Miss USA Universe has won the title for her country. That makes USA the only nation to have 9 Miss Universe to its name. Olivia Culpo was one of favourites in the final round of Miss Universe 2012.

In the final round, Miss USA Universe looked dazzling in a bright red gown. Miss Universe wore a floor length flowing dress with a neckline that plunged to her waist. Other than Miss Olivia Culpo, there are two other girls who will celebrate. Miss Philippines Janine Mari Tugonon is the first runner up of Miss Universe 2012 and the second runner up is Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofía Esser Quintero.

Other nations that featured in the top ten contestants were France, Hungary, South Africa and Australia. After a long time we have Miss France who has made it to the Top 10. Miss Australia And Miss Mexico were no surprises. The Latino beauties are always a hot favourite in the Miss Universe pageant. Unfortunately Miss India Universe did not make it to the final 10.

Here are the top ten contestants of Miss Universe 2012.


Miss USA, Olivia Culpo

Vibrant in a bright red gown, Olivia Culpo accepts the crown. The gown was desiged by Georges Hobeika Couture.


Miss Philippines Janine Mari Tugonon

Miss Philippines looks radiant in a powdery light blue silk gown.


Miss Universe Venezuela, Irene Sofía Esser Quintero

Miss Venezuela wore a bright green evening gown with matching green sequined jewellery.


Miss Universe Mexico, Karina Gonzalez

Miss Mexico looked ravishing in a red and magenta gown. The gown was open from one side of her waist.


Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris

At 22, she is quite a young contestant. And yet she made it to the top 10. She looked ravishing in a white gown.


Miss Universe Russia, Elizabeth Golovanova

Miss Russia choose a rich royal blue coloured gown with a sequined top.


Miss Universe Brazil, Gabriela Markus

The slender Miss Brazil looked terrific in a white and silver futuristic gown.


Miss Universe France, Marie Payet

Miss France looked dazzling in a shimmering white gown and side swept hair.


Miss Universe Hungary, Agnes Konkoly

Miss Hungary walked the ramp in a white swan dress. The bodice of the dress was plain white and the skirt had frills like a swan.


Miss Universe South Africa, Melinda Bam

Miss South Africa wore a golden side slit dress and teamed up with a chiffon stole.

Read more about: beauty pageant, fashion
Story first published: Friday, December 21, 2012, 18:26 [IST]
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