Miss Universe 2012

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Miss Universe 2012

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  • FINAL RESULTS
    Miss Universe: USA
    1st Runner Up: Philippines
    2nd Runner Up: Venezuela
    3rd Runner Up: Australia
    4th Runner Up: Brazil

    TOP 5
    Venezuela
    Philippines
    Mexico
    USA
    Brazil

    TOP TEN:
    Australia
    Russia
    Brazil
    France
    Venezuela
    USA
    Hungary
    South Africa
    Mexico
    Philippines

    TOP 16:
    Venezuela
    Turkey
    France
    Peru
    Russia
    Mexico
    Poland
    Hungary
    South Africa
    Philippines
    Croatia
    Brazil
    Kosovo
    Australia
    India
    USA
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  • Miss Philippines wins 1st runner up at Miss Universe 2012

    MANILA, Philippines - Miss USA Olivia Culpo took home the Miss Universe 2012 crown in a Christmas-themed pageant that took place at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon was first runner up, Venezuela was second runner up, Australia third runner up and Brazil fourth runner up.

    This is the Philippines' best finish since Miriam Quiambao in 1999. It is also the 3rd consecutive year that a Filipina has made the Miss Universe Top 5. In 2010 Venus Raj was 4th Runner up and in 2011 Shamcey Supsup was 3rd runner up.

    Responding to a question by Nigel Barker sent in via Twitter, Tugonon was asked, "as an international ambassador do you believe that speaking english is a pre-requisite to be Miss Universe". Her answer, "For me Miss Universe is not about being able to speak a particular language, it's about being able to infliuence and inspire other people. No matter what language you speak as long as you have the heart you can inspire other people."

    This is the 8th Miss Universe title for USA with wins in 1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995, and 1997.

    The ten in the order they were called Australia, Russia, Brazil, France, Venezuela, USA, Hungary, South Africa, Mexico and Philippines. The top 16 included Turkey, Peru, Poland, Croatia, Kosovo and India.

    The event was opened by Donald Trump dressed in a Santa suit, and hosted by Andy Cohen and Guliana Rancic with backstage commentary provided by Jeannie Mai.

    Kosovo was voted Ms. Phogenic, Guatemala was Miss Congeniality and China was Best in National Costume. - Rappler.com
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  • I wonder who designed USA's gown. The white tulle under that fuschia skirt
    does not work!
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  • Brazil is goddess-like in that beautiful gown. My take: she, Philippines or Venezuela could take the crown home. We'll see.
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  • The work is all done. It's all up to the judges now.
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  • Miss Universe Australia heading off stage from dancing w/ @timomatic #missuniverse #missuniverso pbs.twimg.com/media/A-hqThuCEAE_e4G.jpg

  • Funny how after Venezuela forced herself to speak in English, Nigel asks Miss Philippines if English proficiency is a pre-requisite for a title holder.
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  • Who's it going to be?! #missuniverse #missuniverso pbs.twimg.com/media/A-hq396CYAAIZM3.jpg

  • And we're back!
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  • Final results being verified
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  • Donald Trump is present this year.
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  • National Costume top 10 being announced
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  • National Costume Countdown. Indonesia, Peru, Panama, British Virgin Islands, Nicaragua, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Mexico, and the winner is China.
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  • Well deserved. I was certain China would win this one.
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  • Leila Lopes on her final walk
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  • Leila Lopes takes her final walk as Miss Universe. She's in a shimmering white gown. Looking stunning. Looks like she had a haircut.
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  • Leila is holding back tears...
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  • Leila Lopes is beautiful. She reminds me of Kimora Lee Simmons.
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  • Here we go folks. Moment of truth.
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  • Ernst and Young rep hands over results to hosts
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  • Andy now has the results in hand.
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  • 4th runner-up: Brazil
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  • 4th Runner Up - Brazil.
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  • 3rd runner-up: Australia
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  • 2nd runner-up: Venezuela
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  • OH MY GOD
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  • USA and Philippines step forward
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  • Miss Universe 2012: USA
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  • Philippines is first runner-up
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  • Janine Tugonon came close as Miriam Quiambao did in 1999
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  • Congratulations to Miss USA and, of course, our very own Janine Tugonon
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  • Thank you to the watchers of our live blog. Until next year!
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  • Miss Philippines is called to the Top 16.

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  • Tweeted by filmmaker Joey Reyes: Come home soon, Janine. The Philippines is waiting for the woman who proudly gave us a beautiful Christmas. They can keep their crown.
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  • Congratulations Olivia Culpo @MissUSA wins the crown! #missuniverse pbs.twimg.com/media/A-hvTCPCEAAS0Ln.jpg

  • Janine Tugonon competes during the swimsuit competition of Miss Universe 2012. She was 1st runner up.

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  • Janine Tugonon competes during the swimsuit competition of Miss Universe 2012. She was 1st runner up.

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  • Janine Tugonon competes during the evening gown competition of Miss Universe 2012. She was 1st runner up.

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  • Janine Tugonon competes during the evening gown competition of Miss Universe 2012. She was 1st runner up.

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