Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Culpo, 20, is from Rhode Island. She is the first American to win the Miss Universe crown since Brook Lee in 1997. UPI/Greg Harbaugh/HO
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