With the contest ending with Miss USA as the next beauty queen of the universe, let's take a look at the pageant's best and worst moments
American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating 88 other beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title.
The 20-year-old Rhode Islander and Boston University sophomore, who took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola, became the first American to win the coveted title since Brook Lee in 1997.
The first runner-up title went to Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon, while Irene Sofía Esser Quintero of Venezuela was in third place. The title of Miss Congeniality was given to Miss Guatemala Laura Godoy by the contestants.
With the winner finally announced, we take a look at the most glamourous - and not so glamourous - moments from this year's beauty extravaganza.
Why do you have to be so skinny to be in a beauty pageant! I know many women that are more beatuiful inside and out that are of the larger size!
I haven't watched a Miss Universe pageant for many years but did last night. What a dissapointment. It was so biased with USA being my very last choice out of all the beautiful women. It was just all so USA oriented. too bad...
If you like plastic and fake personality's the Miss Universe pageant is for you. So lets get the real people in the pageant , beauty is inside not the outside. but really who would watch that?
Olivia Culpo is definitely the classiest one. We've seen enough tall lean bodies and long blond Farrah Fawcett style hair.
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