Miss Universe 2012

Dec 15, 2012, 16:16 PM IST
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, left, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, left, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, right, reacts and hugs first runner-up, Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, after being crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, right, reacts and hugs first runner-up, Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, after being crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition.

The remaining five contestants, from left, Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus; Miss USA, Olivia Culpo; Miss Australia, Renae Ayris; Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon; and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero; stand together during the Miss Universe competition.
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The remaining five contestants, from left, Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus; Miss USA, Olivia Culpo; Miss Australia, Renae Ayris; Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon; and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero; stand together during the Miss Universe competition.

Shilpa Singh, Miss India, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.
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Shilpa Singh, Miss India, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.

Renae Ayris, Miss Australia, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.
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Renae Ayris, Miss Australia, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.

Miss France, Marie Payet, takes center stage as one of the final 16 contestants during the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss France, Marie Payet, takes center stage as one of the final 16 contestants during the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Peru, Nicole Faveron, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.
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Miss Peru, Nicole Faveron, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Switzerland 2012, Alina Buchschacher, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show.
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Miss Switzerland 2012, Alina Buchschacher, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show.

Miss India 2012, Shilpa Singh, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss India 2012, Shilpa Singh, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Australia 2012, Renae Ayris competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Australia 2012, Renae Ayris competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Israel 2012, Lina Makhuli, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Israel 2012, Lina Makhuli, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Korea 2012, Sung-hye Lee, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Korea 2012, Sung-hye Lee, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Philippines 2012, Janine Tugonon, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Philippines 2012, Janine Tugonon, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Japan 2012, Ayako Hara, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Japan 2012, Ayako Hara, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Singapore 2012, Lynn Tan, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show .
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Miss Singapore 2012, Lynn Tan, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show .

Miss St. Lucia 2012, Tara Edward, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss St. Lucia 2012, Tara Edward, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Vietnam 2012, Diem Huong Luu, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.
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Miss Vietnam 2012, Diem Huong Luu, competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show.

Miss Australia 2012, Renae Ayris, gets her makeup done by a MAC artist backstage during the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show, at PH Live in Las Vegas.
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Miss Australia 2012, Renae Ayris, gets her makeup done by a MAC artist backstage during the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show, at PH Live in Las Vegas.