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Monday, June 4, 2012

Miss USA 2012 Is...

Las Vegas, Nevada -  20 year old Olivia Culpo from Cranston, Rhode Island won the Miss USA 2012 at a glittering event held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, June 3.  She easily beats 50 other contestants including the District of Columbia to win the title and earned the right to represent the United States at the Miss Universe  2012 to be confirmed by the Miss Universe Organization. She nailed the competition when she answered a question if it is fair if a transgender wins the Miss USA than a natural born women saying it is just fair and this is a free country. 1st runner up is Maryland Nana Meriwether, 2nd runner up is Ohio Audrey Bolte, 3rd runner up is Nevada Jade Kelsall and 4th runner up is Georgia Jasmyn Wilkins. Miss Photogenic goes to Oregon, Alaina Bergsma and Miss Congeniality goes to Iowa Rebecca Hodge. The celebrity judges include Cat Cora,  Ali Fedotowsky,  Arsenio Hall, Marilu Henner, Joe Jonas, Rob Kardashian, George Kotsiopoulos, Co-Host of E! “Fashion Police” and Dayana Mendoza.

Miss USA 2012 – Olivia Culpo – Rhode Island
1st runner-up  - Nana Meriwether – Maryland
2nd runner-up – Audrey Bolte – Ohio
3rd runner-up – Jade Kelsall – Nevada
4th runner-up – Jasmyn “Jazz” Wilkins – Georgia

Top 10 Semifinalists

Alabama – Katherine Webb
Colorado – Marybel Gonzalez
New Jersey – Michelle Leonardo
Oklahoma – Lauren Lundeen
Texas – Brittany Booker

Top 16 Quarter-finalist

Arkansas – Kelsey Dow  entered  top 16 by Internet/SMS votes
Louisiana – Erin Edmiston
Maine – Rani Williamson
Michigan – Kristen Danyal
South Carolina – Erika Powell
Tennessee – Jessica Hibler

Special Awards:

Congeniality – Rebecca Hodge, Iowa
Photogenic – Alaina Bergsma, Oregon

Cat Cora - Chef, Philanthropist, Author and CO-host of Bravo's  Around the World in 80 Plates

Ali Fedotowsky - Host of NBC TV's "First Look" and Former Bachelorette

Arsenio Hall - Late Night Legend and Celebrity Apprentice Winner

Marilu Henner - New York Time Best-Selling Author, Actress and Producer

Joe Jonas - Actor and Grammy Nominated Musician

Rob Kardashian - TV Personality and Entrepreneur

George Kotsiopoulos - Co-Host of E! "Fashion Police"

Dayana Mendoza - Miss Universe 2008


Andy Cohen – host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live”
Giuliana Rancic – co-anchor of E! News

Color Commentators:

Jeannie Mai – Style Network’s  “How Do I Look?”
Kelly Osbourne – E! Fashion Police


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