For the first time since 1997, Miss USA has gone on to win the Miss Universe pageant as well. In Las Vegas late Wednesday, Olivia Culpo, who was also Miss USA, was crowned Miss Universe.
Culpo, 20, represented her home state of Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant. She will now represent the world. Her 2012 entrance into the Miss Rhode Island USA pageant was the first pageant she had ever entered. Culpo is currently a student at Boston University.
Culpo grew up in Edgewood, Rhode Island. Her parents are both classical musicians.