The last time an American won Miss Universe was way back 1997 when Brook Mahealani Lee stole everyone’s hearts and topped the competition. This year, pageant followers are saying that the US has another excellent fighting chance to win the title in the person of Rhode Island’s Pride Olivia Culpo.
Olivia has one of the most beautiful (and untouched) faces in the roster of delegates this year and I won’t be surprised if she becomes a permanent fixture in the list of favorites among many pageant fans. And being the host delegate, she will enjoy the opportunity of showing off Las Vegas to her new sisters. While she may be one of the shorter ones, I think that she can effortlessly stand tall knowing that the other ladies would love to have their pictures taken with her.
Will Olivia become the next Miss Universe and do a Wenxia Yu or Ikumi Hashimatsu? Or will she conveniently land 2nd and follow the route taken by Stephany Stefanowitz? It’s still hidden among the stars as of the moment.
In the meantime, I can already hear her repeated shouts of “Welcome to Las Vegas!”
To which MUO (Miss Universe Organization) President Paula Shugart will – quite excitedly quip – “Welcome to Miss Universe 2012!” 😀