Miss Phillipines, Janine Tugonon, 23, was the 1st runner-up. She grew up going to the farm with her mom & going to the market with her grandma, while Miss Venezuela, Irene Esser Quintero,21 who was raised in a cocoa plantation, was the 2nd runner-up. Irene's family owns a chocolate factory.
It was a keenly contested competition, with 89 very beautiful angels from around the world competing for the highly coveted crown. Some of the Judges were Mr.Kardashian- Scott Disick, top music star Cee Lo Green, top photographer Nigel Barker, Brad Goreski, Claudia Jordan, US Olympic beach volley ball gold medallist Kerry Walsh Jennings, Iron Chef Star Masaharu Morimoto.
Olivia Culpo, the new Miss Universe, will receive an undisclosed salary, a limitless supply of beauty products , a luxury apartment in New York, USA & an unbelievable wardrobe that would make many envious.
|MISS UNIVERSE 2012, OLIVIA CULPO|
|MOMENT BEFORE THE QUEEN WAS ANNOUNCED|
|AND MISS USA BECAME THE NEW MISS UNIVERSE|
|LEILA LOPES, MISS UNIVERSE 2011, CROWNING THE NEW QUEEN|
|SURROUNDED BY ALL THE OTHER QUEENS|
|MISS PHILLIPINES, 1ST RUNNER-UP|
|MISS VENEZUELA, 2ND RUNNER-UP|
|MISS UNIVERSE 2010, XIMENA NAVARRETE|