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Miss Universe 2012

    It's all about the gown! Glamor, glitz, and glitches in cold December      Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on December 19th . The 61 st Annual “MISS UNIVERSE ® Competition” was broadcast live on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo. Culpo's court includes 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon of the Philippines, 2nd runner-up Irene Esser of Venezuela, 3rd runner-up Renae Ayris of Australia, and 4th runner-up Gabriela Markus of Brazil. Culpo's victory marks USA's 8th Miss Universe crown and the first crown since Brook Lee won in 1997.      The rest of the Top Ten included Elizabeth Golonova of Russia; Marie Payet of France; Agnes Konkoly of Hungary; Melinda Bam of South Africa; and Karina Gonzalez of Mexico.      The rest of the Top Sixteen included Cagil Ozge Özkul of Turkey; Nicole Faveron of Peru; Marcelina Zawadzka of Poland; Elizabeta Burg

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe 2012

Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West rushes to congratulate Miss USA Olivia Culpo for winning Miss Universe 2012 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Dec . 19 Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes crowns her successor, Miss USA Olivia Culpo. Miss USA Olivia Culpo tries to regain her composure before being crowned by  Leila Lopes Leila Lopes and Logan West assist in the coronation of the new Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described "cellist-nerd" brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest Wednesday. Olivia Culpo beat out 88 other beauty queens to take the title from Leila Lopes of Angola during the two-hour competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Culpo wore a tight navy blue mini-dress with a sequined bodice as she walked on stage for the competiti

Critical Beauty TOP 16 for Miss Universe 2012

After spending hours and hours of analyzing the photos & video interviews of all the delegates, watching the prelims, and engaging in actual face-to-face interviews during the Press Junket, Critical Beauty is happy to present our Top 16 for the title of Miss Universe 2012. Anyone of these beautiful young women could easily win the coveted crown, and we considered 10 more as wildcards, that is, with the potential to pull a surprise and topple anyone from the top 16 list.  Here they are in alphabetical order: 1. ARUBA   2. AUSTRALIA 3. BRAZ IL 4. COLOMBIA 5. CROATIA 6. CZE CH REPUBLIC 7. GEORGIA 8. MALAYSIA 9. MEXICO 10. PARAGUAY 11. PHILIPPINES 12. POLAND 13. PUERTO RICO 14 . SOUTH AFRICA 15. USA 16. VENEZUELA WILD CARDS: BAHAMAS BOLIVIA ECUADOR FRANCE NETHERLANDS RUSSIA SPAIN SRI LANKA TANZANIA UKRAINE TUNE IN on Wednesday, December 19th ( 5PM PT /

CB Awards for Miss Universe 2012 Pageant

It's that time of the year when Critical Beauty honors the best performers in numerous categories. Congratulations to the deserving winners!     Best National Costume: PERU      Runners-Up: China (1st), Curacao (2nd), Angola ( 3r d), South Africa (4th)      Hon orable Mentions : China , Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Honduras, Japan, Nigeria, Panama, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, USA, Vietnam Most Si gnificant National Costume: CHINA Face of the Pageant: CROATIA Most Photogenic: SOUTH AFRICA Runners-Up: USA (1st), P oland (2nd), Finland (3rd), Great Britain (4th) Best Glam Shot: KOSOVO Best Body : PUER TO RICO Best Hair : MALAYSIA   Best Legs: BAHAMAS Most Beautiful Smile: TANZANIA Most Beautiful Eyes: G REAT BRITAIN   Sexiest: SRI LANKA   Best Stage Proj ection: PUERTO RICO & SOUTH AFRICA (tie)   Best Ca twalk: PHILIPPINES   Best in Swimsuit: SOUTH AFRICA