Olivia Culpo of USA crowned Miss Universe 2012
Olivia Culpo of USA was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at a gala ceremony Wednesday.
Philippines' Janine Tugonon was adjudged the first runner-up followed by Venezuela's Irene Esser.
India's Shilpa Singh made it to the top 16, but failed to progress further.
Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola crowned Culpo as the new Miss Universe at the glittering ceremony held at Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
As many as 89 beauty queens from around the world descended on Las Vegas Wednesday night to compete for the title of Miss Universe.