Miss Universe 2012 winners

The 20-year-old beauty queen beat out 88 other contestants, including first runner-up Janine Tugonon of the Philippines, to win the highly-coveted title. Culpo takes over the honor from last year’s winner, Leila Lopes of Angola.

Miss Universe 2012 Top 16:

Venezuela
Turkey
France
Peru
Russia
Mexico
Poland
Hungary
South Africa
Philippines
Croatia
Brazil
Kosovo
Australia
India
USA

Miss Universe 2012 Top 10 (no particular order):

Australia
Russia
Brazil
France
Venezuela
USA
Hungary
South Africa
Mexico
Philippines

Miss Universe 2012 – Top 5:

Miss Universe 2012
USA, Olivia Culpo

1st Runner Up
Philippines, Janine Tugonon

2nd Runner Up
Venezuela, Irene Esser

3rd Runner Up
Australia, Renae Ayris

4th Runner Up
Brazil, Gabriela Markus

Special Awards:

Miss Congeniality:
Guatemala, Laura Godoy

Miss Photogenic:
Kosovo, Diana Avdiu

Best in National Costume:

1st – China
2nd – Mexico
3rd – Netherlands

This year’s judges included such famous faces as Scott Disick, Cee Lo Green, reality star and stylist Brad Goreski, Rock of Ages star Diego Boneta, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh and former “America’s Next Top Model” panelist Nigel Barker.



The competition, which was held this year at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, was hosted by Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic. Miss Universe is co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC.

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