Miss Universe will soon be traveling around the world fulfilling her duties.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Olivia Culpo, who is from Cranston, represented Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant in June and now conquers the world.
Cranston's own Olivia Culpo has another crown to put next to her Miss USA crown: Miss Universe. Culpo, who won the Miss USA title in June, is a Cranston native. She's the first USA woman to win the title since 1997, beating 88 other contestants from around the world at the pageant in Las Vegas. "It's a dream," she said the moment she won. Culpo was wearing a Sherri Hill dress and shoes from Chinese Laundry when she was named a top 16 finalist. In an interview during the show, Culpo said one thing people might not know about her is "I'm really easy going." "Any joke — I'll get it. A lot of time, people think of beauty queens almost being plastic. I can take jokes. I can take anything," she said. In the evening gown competition, Culpo wore …