Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo Crowned Miss USA 2012
Posted on June 4, 2012
Miss Rhode Island USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, was crowned the winner of the 2012 Miss USA Competition. She celebrates on stage after the crowning, which was broadcast live on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, June 3, 2012..
Olivia graduated from St. Mary Academy Bay View in 2010 as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school, she had a love for Italian and took part two foreign language programs to Milan, Italy. She is currently a sophomore at Boston University and has been placed on the Dean's List every semester.
Both of Olivia's parents are musicians. Olivia started studying the cello in the second grade and went on to participate in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RI Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Bay View Orchestra and Rhode Island All-State Orchestra. As a cellist, Olivia won a seat in the Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and a tour of England in 2010. She continues to perform with the Boston University Accompanietta.