U-S-A! U-S-A! Chalk up another victory for democracy because one of our own just was named Miss Universe 2012 (aka “the most beautiful woman in the world” or something) by the likes of Kung-Fu Panda and the rest of the Miss Universe judges.
It’s been quite a week for the Boston University graduate. First she lands a top spot on our Women That Wowed 2012 list and now she beats out the likes of Miss Australia and Miss Brazil (both of whom were looking fine as hell).
Fun fact: Since Olivia now owns the title of Miss Universe, she’s forced to give up her claim as Miss USA. Miss Maryland, Nana Meriweather, now has that role. You might not have known about that little stipulation because it’s the first time since 1997 the United States has won Miss Universe. Alternatively, you just might not be that into pageantry. We understand.
The good news is that if you didn’t watch the event last night, the photos below will be all that much sweeter.