Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins the 2012 Miss Universe Crown – Spotlight on her Crowning Moment & Couture Winning Style | Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam is the “African Queen”


She’s the new queen of the Universe.

On Wednesday 19th December 2012, 20 year old Miss USA contestant and former Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo won the Miss Universe 2012 pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA.

The elated beauty queen, who is the first American to win since 1997, told People that “I don’t think it’s sunk in. It’s incredible. I can’t believe USA finally did it.”

Olivia Culpo takes the place of last year’s winner, Leila Lopes, who was the first ever Miss Universe from Angola. 23 year old Miss Philippines Jasmine Tugonon was the runner-up and Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, Miss Venezuela came in third.

Although none of our African queens made it to final 5, 23 year old South African beauty, Melinda Bam made our continent proud – making it to the final 10.

Snapshots of the Crowning Moment

Spotlight on her Miss Universe Winning Look
Well it seems Olivia Culpo sort of knew she was going to be crowned Miss Universe 2012 as she dazzled in a raspberry velvet and muslin gown with a plunging neckline by Georges Hobeika from the Parisian based design label’s Fall 2012 Couture line.

She accessorized her outfit with diamond drop earrings and opted for a sleek up-do.

Miss Universe 2012

 Photo Credit: Zimbio | Georges Hobeika

30 Comments on Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins the 2012 Miss Universe Crown – Spotlight on her Crowning Moment & Couture Winning Style | Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam is the “African Queen”
  • brandigest December 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Congrats…. but…. not feeling her……

  • just me December 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Somebody call the cops! Miss Philippines just got robbed!

  • ink December 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Yay Go Rhode Island! … but I am the only one who feels these things are rigged small?

  • eve December 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    In terms of beauty she cant compete with leila Lopes!

    • Mary December 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      She is beautiful in her own way so is Leila Lopes.

  • Mary December 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Congrats Miss USA

  • Inebaby December 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Congrats dear!

  • igbo canadian December 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    that dress is a winner mayne

  • Omotola December 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    congrats 2 Miss USA, now the New Miss Universe… quite beautiful

  • Cindylee December 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Make dem no come tell us later say she be man o because we can’t differentiate them these days.*runs away*

  • titilayo December 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    yay! go Rhody we are proud of our miss Culpo.

  • ody December 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    congrats, although l was rooting 4 Venezuela.

  • HABBA December 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    yes a white woman is the Queen of Africa!

    • UgoBabe December 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      ABI…then all the colo-mentals will rush to the defense of y this is appropriate!!!

  • Ada December 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Must they be all skinny sick and tired of seeing this skinny girls, when will start seeing full figured women? she fine sha but ..Thick, big girls rock bones are for dogs and meat is for the man.

  • Creamy_Amie December 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Go gurl, am happy for you.
    Think whatever you want to think the winner has been crowned that’s all!

  • Haters December 22, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Is this for real?

    She looks like the woman who cleans my house with some make up on.

    This is bullshit.


  • wai yan December 22, 2012 at 3:37 am

    she is beautiful but hairstyle and dress is not elegant

  • divea December 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Congrats to miss USA… she is pretty

  • Crysz December 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    She has won..n dats it!!! Funny tin is d@, u cnt turn bk d hands of tym!! She fine abegg, pls b hapy 4 ha!!

  • ayodehji December 26, 2012 at 5:57 am

    LOL .I want.

  • Tosin December 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful girl, beautiful opportunity…I wish her a beautiful life.

  • sssss December 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I saw the ladies in swim suit and was sick to my stomach. Some were so thin that their hip bones stuck out. In was like is this the meaning of beauty

  • Ihuoma December 27, 2012 at 7:15 am


  • Leonora December 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    pretty woman, u deserve it, congratulations.

  • Maxy December 28, 2012 at 7:12 am

    She is beautiful. Show some love people.

  • jyde December 30, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I wonder what she looks like in the morning without makeup.

  • Lily December 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    And is beauty about having heavy thunder thighs, flabby arms, folding stomachs, shapeless body at least those women looked sexy in their bikini which most ladies can’t pull off, most ladies ain’t even proud enough to show off showing off their body’s bikinis but this skinny girls can look hot topless or not a sexy woman should not only look good when she wears cloth but also look hot when she takes it off most girls dnt even look good topless only when they wear cloth they look good.

  • jyde January 4, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Somebody call da police,and not corruptable ones either.MISS USA?
    Look at those bones on her chest,poking out instead of breasts,or even flesh sef.
    As for her ribcage,where is it?.A skeleton with skin and a pretty smile won?
    Yeah right!! I beg to differ,but theres no way i could stroke her and then feel those hard horrible looking bumps/bones on her chest and not feel like say i waka miss road.
    What does she and trumpy do ?swap wigs and get jiggy?
    The women with exquisite/sexy/awesome bodies were cheated.
    Who paid the judges?Even my pet billy goat with sunglasses on would have seen those nasty looking bones. Skinny has its limits,too much and it does not compliment beauty.Abeg lets talk true joor.How can the top ten not include some of the african mermaids that graced the stage?
    No be bone/too skinny guys like O. Sure we tell our women not to put on too much weight,but we sure as hell dont need to tell women to eat either.
    What a damn cheek,to ignore the beauty and perfection on display,in order to pander to trumps money and yankees vanity.
    My compass no go ever point in the direction of unhealthy/skinny/firewood looking twigs.
    Sorry girls did i go too far?
    I close mouth.

  • omo nla January 8, 2013 at 5:25 am


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