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Olivia Culpo 1st Miss USA to Win Universe Title in 15yrs(Won Miss Rhode Island in $20 rental dress)
UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:47 EST, 20 December 2012 | By Associated Press

Posted on 12/20/2012 12:24:05 PM PST by drewh

A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described 'cellist-nerd' brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest on Wednesday.

Olivia Culpo beat 88 other beauty queens to take the title from Leila Lopes of Angola during the two-hour competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. In a refreshing change, the Miss Universe title, which makes Olivia unequivocally one of the world's most beautiful women, appears to have been bestowed on a girl with a healthy streak of normality.

Following the win, her brother told CBS that she was 'really chubby and sort of weird when she was younger' while her father said Olivia was the 'nerdiest' of his five children.

Family pictures show Olivia goofing around with friends as she gets pushed along in a shopping cart and playing with her siblings Peter, Gus, Sophia and Aurora. Indeed, her family appears to be taken back by her decision to enter the world of pageants, something they knew nothing about.

Olivia won Miss Rhode Island last year while wearing a $20 rental dress. She then became the first Miss USA winner from Rhode Island when she took the national crown in Las Vegas in June.

She grew up in Cranston as the middle child of five with two professional musicians for parents, Susan and Peter Culpo. She graduated from St Mary Academy Bay View in 2010 and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her love of Italian led her to spend two summers studying in Milan. The 20-year-old has played the cello alongside world-renowned classical musician Yo-Yo Ma and performed at Carnegie Hall.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; beauty; missuniverse; missusa; pageant

1 posted on 12/20/2012 12:24:11 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

so... did they do the slutty nude body painting competition this year?


2 posted on 12/20/2012 12:27:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

Are you sure you didn’t link to the Miss Anorexia pageant by mistake?

There is a real need for sammiches in that lineup.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 12:31:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: drewh

And again, an earthling won the Universe title.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 12:31:42 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I watched it on and off and I swear it was like attack of the killer clones.

I think about the only difference between half of them was the number of nostril hairs they had.

Modern fashion has alot to learn about true beauty.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 12:38:15 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: drewh

Average, at best.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 12:38:41 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

We moved the Celtics game to the small TV at my Italian-American club last night for this. WOW!


7 posted on 12/20/2012 12:46:36 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: djf

I will never ‘get’ beauty as it’s defined since about 1991ish.

Having anorexia is not attractive to me. However, since the bodies on these women is closer to that of an adolescent boy than anything, I guess it makes the homos happy.

And since that crowd now defines what is and is not ‘beauty, we should not be surprised. It’s really sad but I have been on boards where Marilyn Monroe was said to be a “fat Pig” by younger guys.

How freaking warped to you have to be to think like that?


8 posted on 12/20/2012 12:47:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: GeronL

Inquiring minds need to know!


9 posted on 12/20/2012 12:55:06 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: SkyDancer

10 posted on 12/20/2012 1:08:06 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Miss Venezuela had it in the bag till she goofed by not saying what she needed to in the Q and A session. She really lost it. Spoke English which she had seemed to be doing well at but made no sense in the Q&A.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 1:09:25 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
My choice was Australia all the way, I cant believe she was 3rd!


12 posted on 12/20/2012 1:12:16 PM PST by drewh
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To: SkyDancer

I believe there is a Miss Earth and Miss World pageants. But none gets on tv. Mrs. America is sometimes run on ION.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 1:13:06 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: drewh

Yeah I can’t believe it either.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 1:14:32 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: drewh

Too white.


15 posted on 12/20/2012 1:18:36 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo
same with Miss South Africa, who was also a shoo in to the finals I thought.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 1:21:17 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

I love sexy nerdy girls.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 2:23:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Mozilla

Poor thing, I felt sorry for her. I think she was only trying to say “We have enough laws,” which is a pretty good answer, IMO.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 2:40:01 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Mozilla

What about “Miss Global Cooling”, the woman with whom you would most like to share an igloo.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 2:43:15 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Wow, they really are skinny this year.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 2:44:11 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yup. Pretty faces to be sure, but good God. that does not look healthy much less attractive.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 3:04:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
"And since that crowd now defines what is and is not ‘beauty, we should not be surprised. It’s really sad but I have been on boards where Marilyn Monroe was said to be a “fat Pig” by younger guys. How freaking warped to you have to be to think like that?"

Considering the feminine, weak appearance of many younger guys these days, somehow it doesn't surprise me. Testosterone really doesn't seem to be oozing from those types.

22 posted on 12/20/2012 4:33:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: drewh

Grrrr, pant, pant!


23 posted on 12/20/2012 4:41:07 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: drewh

Weird makeup.

She looks better in the non-pageant pics.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 5:09:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: drewh

I think that she is just great! I also love that her gown is elegant with long sleeves.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage ("Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.")
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