USA woman crowned Miss Universe 2012:IN PICS


AFP, 20-12-2012 06:09:46


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LAS VEGAS: American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 late Wednesday, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title.

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The title of first runner-up went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon.

 

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Last year’s winner Leila Lopes of Angola, crowned jubilant Culpo, 20 years old, to succeed her in a year-long reign.

 

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It is the first win for an American woman since 1997, when the title was won by Brook Lee.

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Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, placed third in the contest. Fourth place went to Miss Australia Renae Ayris, and fifth to Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus.

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The title Miss Congeniality was given to Miss Guatemala Laura Godoy by the contestants.

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The pageant, which purports to pick the world’s most beautiful woman, was held this year in Las Vegas, and saw 89 contestants compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

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It marked the 61st edition of the pageant, held last year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and which is co-sponsored by US television network NBC and American real estate mogul Donald Trump.

 

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Comments on this Article
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Sat, December-22-2012, 9:48
I guess our santhekatte guy had a lot of thotee...........
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alfredo, santhekatte Thu, December-20-2012, 9:01
Janine Tugonon/Olivia Culpo i watched entire programme. u people deserved it any way congrats.our indian girl frm bihar missed it
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