At the Gala event held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Miss Universe contestants took place this week. There were 89 participants from all over the world in this 61st annual Miss Universe Pageant contest.
Hot 16 participants were Miss Venezuela, Miss Hungary, Miss France, Miss Peru, Miss Russia, Miss Mexico, Miss Poland, Miss Turkey, Miss South Africa, Miss Philippines, Miss Croatia, Miss Brazil, Miss Kosovo, Miss Australia, Miss India and Miss USA.
Mean while Miss Venezuela, Miss Philippines, Miss Australia, Miss USA and Miss Brazil came to the last spot and Miss USA was crowned as Miss Universe 2012. Yes, 20 year old Rohde Island native Olivia Culpo was crowned as Miss Universe 2012 and the 8th American holder of the title.
While the first runner up was 23 year old Miss Philipiness Janine Tugonon.
The second runner up was Miss Venezuela Irene Sofiá Esser Quintero.
The third runner up was 22 years old Australian Renae Ayris.
10 judges were in the process to select the winners and they are "The Face" host Nigel Barker, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh, Iron Chef Morimoto and reality TV star Scott Disick.
The Miss Universe Organization is co-owned by Trump and NBC.
The contestants must be at least 18 years of age and under 27, having never been married or had children.
Lets wait and see whether actress Aishwarya Rai will train her daughter to take part in these pageant events when she is old enough.