Olivia Culpo is an American beauty pageant title holder who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant after representing her home state. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, the first pageant she entered.
She is the daughter of Peter and Susan Culpo and the middle child of five. Olivia graduated from St. Mary Academy Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school, Olivia’s love for Italian language gave her the opportunity to take part in two foreign language programs to Milano, Italy. She continues her education as a sophomore at Boston University and has been placed on the DeanÕs List every semester.
Olivia was raised in musically rich surroundings, with her parents both having begun their professional lives as musicians. She began studying cello in the second grade and has participated in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RI Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra and Rhode Island All-State Orchestra as well as studying voice, As a cellist, Olivia won a seat in the Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, Carnegie Hall in New York City and a tour of England in 2010.
Ms Culpo was accepted into an intensive summer music program at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina for two summers. She continues to perform with the Boston University Accompanietta.
Name: Olivia Culpo
Birth Date: May 8, 1992
Hometown: Cranston,Rhode Island
Miss Rhode Island USA 2012:
Culpo was crowned Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 on September 18, 2011.
Miss USA 2012:
Culpo competed at the Miss USA 2012 competition on June 3, 2012 representing the state of Rhode Island and eventually winning the title of Miss USA. She was crowned by the outgoing title holder Alyssa Campanella Miss USA 2011.
Culpo will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2012 competition scheduled in December. She will vie to succeed outgoing titleholder, Leila Lopez from Angola.