20-year-old Boston Univ. sophomore and a self-described “cellist-nerd” won the Miss Universe title Wednesday night bringing it back to the U.S. for the first time since 1997. Olivia Culpo beat out 88 other hotties and now inherents the title from Leila Lopes of Angola.
Culpo, a Crannston R.I. native previously held the title of Miss Rhode Island. Brook Lee won the title in 1997.
Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, came in second, while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, placed third.
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