Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday, June 3, 2012, and will represent the United States in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Culpo topped a field of 51 beauty queens to take the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort on the Strip. Rounding out the top five contestants were first runner-up Nana Meriwether of Maryland, second runner-up Audrey Bolte of Ohio, third runner-up Jade Kelsall of Nevada and fourth runner-up Jasmyn Wilkins of Georgia.
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