Rhode Island beauty Olivia Culpo, the 20-year old sophomore from Boston University, was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on December 19th. Culpo beat runner-up Miss Philippines, making her the first Miss Universe winner from the United States in 15 years.

Olivia wore a tight navy blue dress with a sequined bodice for the event's opener and later wore a red velvet gown with plunging neckline for the evening gown competition.

Check out more pictures of Olivia as Miss USA and her gown from the Miss Universe pageant above!

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