Olivia Culpo
Miss Universe

Olivia Culpo went from a Boston University student, to winning the title of Miss Rhode Island USA, Miss USA and, finally, the most coveted title of them all - Miss Universe 2012 -- in just over a year. The 20-year old Cranston, Rhode Island native became the 8th American to capture the Miss Universe crown, bringing the title back to the United States after 15 years. She is an accomplished cellist, participating in various orchestras including the Rhode Island All-State Orchestra. Olivia won a seat in the Boston Symphony Hall, Boston; performed in Carnegie Hall, New York City; and toured England in 2010. Until recently, Olivia was performing with the Boston Accompanietta.