Battling off competition from across the country, OLIVIA CULPO is the newest Miss USA winner - a Rhode Island cellist who describes herself as a nerd and aspires to be more like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn.
So far, Culpo only shares Hepburn's European heritage and dark brown hair, however they soon they will share something else. The 2012 Miss America winner said after winning her crown on Sunday (June 3rd) night that she plans to go to Tiffany & Co. in New York and recreate Hepburn's iconic opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
A Boston University sophomore, Culpo will take a year off from her studies to ensure she tackles her duties as Miss USA and will represent the nation in the 61st Miss Universe contest in December.
After making it to the final five, the Rhode Island beauty voiced her support for transgender beauty queens during the make-or-break interview round, passing it with flying colours.
Culpo demonstrated an outgoing personality throughout the competition, blowing a kiss and shimmying across the stage during the opening number. She later shimmered in a revealing lilac bikini, before donning a flowing fuchsia gown with sparkly trim around her waist and décolletage for the following round, looking every bit the Miss USA she would eventually become before the night was through.