Olivia Culpo crowned Miss USA 2012

Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island, is the winner of the 61st Annual 2012 Miss USA Pageant and will represent the United States in the Miss Universe Pageant.

First runner-up was Miss Maryland Nana Meriwether, second runner-up was Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte and third runner-up was Miss Nevada Jade Kelsall.

 According to her bio on the Miss Universe web site, the 20 year-old hails from Cranston, Rhode Island. She is an accomplished cellist who has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Rhode island Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra and Rhode Island All-State Orchestra.

Fun facts about Culpo? She loves Audrey Hepburn and her favorite movie is "Funny Face." In addition, she claims that she can tie a cherry stem with her tongue.

The hosts for the event, which aired live from Las vegas on NBC, were Bravo personality Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic.

Telecast judges included TV host Ali Fedotowsky, "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Arsenio Hall, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, pop idol Joe Jonas, celebrity chef Cat Cora, TV host George Kotsiopoulos, actress Marilu Henner and reality star Rob Kardashian.

Here are the winners:
1st Runner Up: Nana Meriwether( Maryland)

2nd Runner Up:Audrey Bolte ( Ohio)

3rd Runner Up:Jade Kelsall ( Nevada )

4th runner-up :Jazz Wilkins (Georgia) 

Top 10 :
 Katherine Webb(
Alabama )
 Marybel Gonzalez(
Colorado )
Michelle Leonardo(
New Jersey  )
Lauren Lundeen(
Oklahoma )
Brittany Booker(
Texas  )
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