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The Miss USA pageant crowned its 2012 winner Sunday night (June 3) live from Las Vegas – Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island, will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant in December. This 20-year-old attends Boston University and is a cellist.

The Top 5 came down to Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Maryland and Rhode Island, which is the order they finished the competition. We weren’t surprised at all by Rhode Island’s win – she had a gorgeous evening gown and got to show off her brains in both her candid question moment and then in her final question. As we said, she also plays the cello, so we were wondering why she’s not in the Miss America track, since they do talent too.

But congratulations to Olivia Culpo, we are looking forward to watching you represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe pageant.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."