US contestant wins Miss Universe crown

US contestant wins Miss Universe crown

A 20-year-old American beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe today.

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, from Rhode Island, beat 88 competitors to win the title at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

She strutted in a purple and blue bikini and a red velvet gown and answered a question about her regrets by saying she wished she had not picked on her siblings.

It was the 61th anniversary of the world’s biggest beauty pageant.

Miss Culpo takes the crown from last year’s winner, Leila Lopes of Angola.

Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, came second while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, was third.

Miss Universe Ireland Adrienne Murphy did not feature in the final 16

The pageant aired live on NBC and was streamed to more than 100 countries.

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