Las Vegas: The United States of America clinched the Miss Universe Title for the 8th time as the American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at a gala ceremony on Wednesday.
The first runner-up was the Philippines’ as Janine Tugonon of Philippines was adjudged the first runner-up. Venezuela’s Irene Esser was declared as the second runner-up.
The disappointment for India as the Indian contestant Shilpa Singh couldn’t make it to top 10. Shilpa made it through the top 16 spot, couldn’t progress further.
Angola’s Leila Lopes who was the Miss Universe of 2011, crowned Culpo as the new Miss Universe at Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas.
To compete for this prestigious award on the globe, 89 beauty queens from around the world descended on Las Vegas.
There were 10 judges from various fields were judging these beauties on the earth. The judges panel included singer Cee Lo Green, Pablo Sandoval of the World Series champion Giants, Iron Chef Star Masaharu Morimoto and US Olympic beach volleyball gold medallist Kerri Walsh Jennings.