Dec 20, 2012 11:11 AM EST By EnStarz Staff Writer

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo in Photos: 20-Year-Old Beauty from USA Crowned in Las Vegas [PHOTOS]

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, 20 was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on Wednesday in the annual Miss Universe telecast in Las Vegas, Nevada . The American beauty from Italian descent was crowned the winner among 89 contestants representing countries from the five continents.

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  • Miss Universe Philippines, Janine Tugonon, is declared first runner-up as, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is named the winner of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition.
  • Miss USA Olivia Culpo (R) reacts with Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon after winning the Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada December 19, 2012. Tugonon is the runner-up.
  • Miss Universe Philippines, Janine Tugonon, is declared first runner-up as, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is named the winner of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition. She will be crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.
  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is declared the winner of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition and is congratulated by Miss Teen USA 2012, Logan West. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. She is crowned with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.

  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Reuters
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.
  • Photo Credit Miss Universe L.P., LLLP." All rights not specifically granted herein are reserved to the Miss Universe Organization.

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