(Photos & Video) Miss USA 2012 winner Olivia Culpo
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(Photos & Video) Miss USA 2012 winner Olivia Culpo

Las Vegas : NV : USA | Jun 05, 2012 at 8:27 AM PDT
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(Photos & Video) Miss USA 2012 winner Olivia Culpo

20-year-old Olivia Culpo was crowned the Miss USA 2012 title on Sunday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Miss Rhode Island Culpo beat 51 contestants to win the title. Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic were the anchors of the show.

“I do think that would be fair, but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road,” the Boston University student Culpo answered when she was asked if it was fair that a transgender woman would win the Miss USA title over a natural born woman, reported the Reuters. She went on further saying “so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it is a free country.” She received mixed reaction from the audience initially but soon got positive response from them.

Culpo was dressed in a purple evening gown when the winner’s crown was placed on her head. She could not control her emotions and was seen shedding tears at that special moment.

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Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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