Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Rhode Island is Miss USA 2012!

Olivia Culpo, the new Miss USA

The Rhode Island local, Olivia Culpo, 20, won the prestigious Miss USA 2012 title and crown! She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Alyssa Campanella. She will represent USA at Miss Universe 2012. She brought Rhode Island's very first Miss USA crown. She's one of the smallest (by height) Miss USA titleholder over the past years standing 1.66 m.

1st Runner Up is Maryland's Nana Meriwether, 2nd Runner Up is Ohio's Audrey Bolte, 3rd Runner Up is Nevada's Jade Kelsall and 4th Runner Up is Georgia's Jazz Wilkins.
Top 5: Ohio, Maryland, Rhode Island (winner), Nevada, Georgia
Colorado, who came
as the main "Miss Surprise"
of the night
Completing the Top 10 are Alabama, Colorado, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas. The rest of the Top 15 are Arkansas, which was hailed as the 16th girl due to the public votes, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, South Carolina and Tennessee. 

Miss Photogenic award goes to Oregon and Miss Congeniality to Iowa. 

The show the started with a fashion show featuring the creations of the designer Sherri Hill categorizing into 5 batch.  Then the announcement of the Top 16, many were shocked by the exclusion of California, Virginia and Indiana in the semifinals.

Then the Swimsuit competition which was musically accompanied by Cobra Starship. There goes the announcement of the Top 10 then the Evening Gown competition. Top 5 announcement, then the most crucial, the question and answer portion.

Post-pageant controversy
Meanwhile, just after the crowning. Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, Sheena Monin resigned from her title after knowing that the Top 5 was already pre-picked. Click HERE for her FB post about that. 

To sum all up, we wish Olivia a good luck because a wonderful year will be ahead of her!

Navigate this Youtube Channel for the replay videos.