Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Miss USA Olivia Culpo crowned Miss Universe 2012, Miss Philippines finished 1st Runner-up

For the 8th time, Miss USA (Olivia Culpo) was crowned Miss Universe 2012 against 88 ladies from other countries in the 61st annual pageant held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in December 19, 2012. The competition was hosted by Andy Cohen and Guiliana Rancic and termed the competition as the world cup of beauty. This continued the trend that the winner is the country hosting the pageants as it was true for Miss International and Miss World 2012. Here are the other winners:

1st Runner-up - Miss Philippines -  Janine Tugonon
2nd Runner-up: Miss Venezuela - Irene Sofia Esser Quintero
3rd Runner-up: Miss Australia - Renae Ayris
4th Runner-up: Miss Brazil - Gabriel Markus

Top 10: Australia, Russia, Brazil, France, Venezuela, USA, Hungary, South Africa, Mexico, and Philippines.

Top 16: Venezuela, Turkey, France, Russia, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, South Africa, Philippines, Croatia, Brazil, Kosovo, Australia, India, and USA.    

Special Awards
Miss Photogenic: Miss Kosovo - Diana Avdiu 
Miss Congeniality: Miss Guatemala - Laura Godoy Calle
Best in National Costume: Miss China - Ji Dan Xu 

The judges include preliminary judges: Amy Sadowsky, Beverly Frank, Carlos Anaya, Corinne Nicolas, Crystle Stewart, Duane Gazi, Jimmy Nguyen, and Michael Greenwald; and telecast judges: Brad Goreski, Cee Lo Green, Claudia Jordan, Diego Boneta, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Masaharu Morimoto, Nigel Barker, Pablo Sandoval, Scott Disick, and Ximena Navarrete.

Miss Universe 2012 preliminary competition video below. 

Do you agree with the proclaimed winners?

Photo credits: Miss Universe Website

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