Olivia Culpo, born 1992, is an American model who was crowned Miss USA 2012 representing the state of Rhode Island and Miss Universe 2012. She previously won the Miss Rhode Island USA pageant, the first beauty pageant in which she had participated.
Olivia Culpo, from a family originally from Selva di Trissino, grew up in Cranston, in the state of Rhode Island, as one of the five daughters of Peter and Susan Culpo, both musicians. Having graduated from St. Mary Academy Bay View in 2010, she followed in her parents' footsteps as musicians and learned to play the cello. She has since been a member of various orchestras such as Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RI Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra, Rhode Island All-State Orchestra and Boston Youth and in England.
On September 18, 2011, she took part in and won the Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 beauty pageant, which gave her the opportunity to rightfully enter the national Miss USA pageant representing the state of Rhode Island. Miss USA 2012 took place on June 3, 2012 and saw Culpo achieve the final victory and be crowned by the defending title holder, Alyssa Campanella. Olivia Culpo represented the United States of America at Miss Universe 2012, a competition she won and where she was crowned Miss Universe 2012. In 2013 she hosted the Best Music 2012 evening and is also a guest on the Fox and Friends program.