Olivia Culpo won the Miss Universe 2012 pageant, representing her home country of United States. She previously won the Miss Rhode Island USA competition, which was the first pageant she entered. She is the first winner from the United States to be named Miss Universe since Brook Lee in 1997.
Born Name Olivia Frances Culpo
Nick Name Miss Universe 2012
Occupation Model / Beauty Pageant
Born: May 08, 1992, 26 years and 9 months, Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
Measurements 32-25-35 in or 81-63.5-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
In 2010, Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy – Bay View in Riverside, Rhode Island with high honors. She also attended Boston University.
Later, she attended Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.
Father – Peter Culpo (Musician)
Mother – Susan (née Curran) (Musician)
Siblings – She has four siblings
Olivia is the middle one in her family. She has two older siblings and two younger.
She has Italian ancestry on her father’s side while she is of Irish and Italian descent on her mother’s side.
She is signed to Maggie Agency.
She started learning this musical instrument (cello) when she was in second grade.
Culpo was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, one of five children of Peter and Susan Culpo. She has two older siblings, Pete and Aurora, and two younger, Gus and Sophie. Their restaurateur father co-owns Boston businesses including Parish Café and The Lower Depths Tap Room. Raised in the Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston, Rhode Island, she is of Italian descent with some Irish ancestry from her mother’s side.
Culpo attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View, and later, Boston University. In 2010, she was signed by the Boston modeling agency Maggie, Inc. She began studying cello in the second grade, and played the instrument in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, the Bay View Orchestra, and the Rhode Island All-State Orchestra. She attended the Brevard Music Center, in Brevard, North Carolina, for two summers, and has performed with the Boston Accompanietta. In 2017, she opened a restaurant with her family in Rhode Island.
Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 and Miss USA 2012
After winning the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, the first pageant she entered, she went on to win the Miss USA 2012 pageant on June 3, 2012
On July 6, 2012, the city of Cranston, Rhode Island held a homecoming celebration honoring Culpo for her pageant win. At an outdoor ceremony held at Cranston City Hall, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung presented Culpo with the key to the city.
Miss Universe 2012
Culpo represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant that was held on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won the competition and was crowned Miss Universe 2012, becoming the eighth representative from the United States to win the title and the first since 1997. Culpo also became the first Rhode Islander to win the Miss Universe title. She succeeded outgoing titleholder Leila Lopes from Angola.
In January 2013, Culpo visited Indonesia for three weeks and helped crown the winner of Puteri Indonesia 2013 on February 1 in Jakarta. She also visited Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Bali during her visit. In Jakarta, Culpo hosted a discussion with young Indonesians for the United Nations Population Fund on HIV and youth prevention at the United States Embassy’s cultural center @America.
On August 25, 2013, Cranston’s city council approved a resolution adding Culpo’s name to Albert Avenue, which runs the length between Broad Street and Narragansett Boulevard in Edgewood.
On September 10, 2013, Culpo walked in the Sherri Hill fashion show held at the Trump Tower. Culpo was in India from September 27 until October 6. During her visit, she reportedly ran into trouble after doing a commercial photoshoot at the Taj Mahal. On November 9, 2013, she crowned Gabriela Isler of Venezuela as her successor.
During her reign, Culpo traveled to Indonesia, Russia, Ecuador, Morocco, The Bahamas, Canada, England, India, and numerous trips around the United States.
Culpo will appear in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also modeled for L’Oreal and Kipling.
In 2013, Culpo began a relationship with singer Nick Jonas. They broke up in June 2015. In 2015, Culpo was in a relationship with Tim Tebow for two months. In 2016, Culpo was in a relationship with then-New England Patriots football player (now Miami Dolphins football player) Danny Amendola. Their relationship ended in March 2018.
She is the Miss Universe 2012 for beautiful eyes
Multi-talented personality (can sing, play cello, and beauty pageant titleholder)
She has appeared in several commercials such as chi arc, honeydew donuts, etc.
She once ran into trouble while shooting one of the commercials for a footwear company. She was in India at the time and doing any commercial activity in Taj Mahal (historic monument and one of the seven wonders of the world) premises is not allowed.
Culpo appeared in a TV film titled Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 as Herself – Miss USA 2012.
First TV Show
Olivia has guest starred in various television shows. The first one being the talk show Live with Kelly and Michael as herself – Rhode Island USA in 2012.
She takes the help of a personal trainer named Rafael Ulloa to look slim-trim from the outside. To get that bikini body, Rafael worked on Culpo’s lower body the most. See this video to get some insight on Olivia’s workout schedule.
Olivia does workout for six days in a week. The three days in a week are reserved for cardio exercises, while the other three are for resistance training (basic weightlifting). In case of cardio, she mostly does running or sometimes Zumba.
She eats a clean-healthy diet, which is basically a low-carb portion-controlled diet. Olivia eats food after every two to three hours. This also helps her to increase the metabolism and naturally burn excess fat.
Olivia says juice is a killer as the sugar inside that, generally deposits at the butt. So, she stays away from liquid calories.
She also munches on snacks like unsalted almonds, meal replacement bars, sweet potatoes (she likes to eat it in mashed form and by adding little pepper and sometimes Greek yogurt too), steamed veggies (they are also easier to digest as compared to raw vegetables), bananas, pineapples, Dannon yogurt (low sugar, high protein).
Olivia Culpo Favorite Things
Food – Peanut butter, jelly
All-Time Favorite President – Ronald Reagan
Fast Food Chain – Dunkin’ Donuts
Actor – Tom Hanks
Rapper – Nicki Minaj
Viral Video – Call Me Maybe (By Carly Rae Jepsen)
Olivia Culpo Facts
She is Miss USA 2012 beauty pageant titleholder.
Due to both of her parents, being musicians, she also took interest in that and learned cello.
Olivia won Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 title, Miss USA 2012 title and Miss Universe 2012 title.
Since Brook Lee in 1997, America got its first Miss Universe in 2012 in the form of Olivia Culpo.
She was chubby in her childhood.
She has played cello at Boston Symphony Hall in Carnegie Hall.
She wants to be like fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.