Olivia Culpo of USA crowned Miss Universe 2012

Published: Dec 20, 2012, 10:14 IST | Agencies |

Olivia Culpo of USA was crowned Miss Universe 2012. The first runner-up was Janine Tugonon of Philippines and second runner-up, Irene Esser of Venezuela.

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.

Miss Universe 2012
A jubilant Olivia Culpo of USA after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 (Pic - AFP)

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. 

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