Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012
was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on December 19, 2012 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The 20-year-old Boston University sophomore brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States after more than a decade since Brook Lee won the title in 1997.
Miss Universe 2012 final results:
- Winner: Miss USA Olivia Culpo
– The first runner-up: Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon
– The second runner-up: Miss Universe Venezuela Irene Esser
– The third runner-up: Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris
– The fourth runner-up: Miss Universe Brazil Gabriela Markus