With the contest ending with Miss USA as the next beauty queen of the universe, let's take a look at the pageant's best and worst moments
American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating 88 other beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title.
The 20-year-old Rhode Islander and Boston University sophomore,Â who took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola, became the first American to win the coveted title since Brook Lee in 1997.
The first runner-up title went to Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon, while Irene SofÃa Esser Quintero of Venezuela was in third place. The title ofÂ Miss Congeniality was given to Miss Guatemala Laura Godoy by the contestants.
With the winner finally announced, we take a look at the most glamourous - and not so glamourous -Â moments from this year's beauty extravaganza.Â Â
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From hurricane Sandy to a successful mission to Mars. A scandal and pageantry in Britain, a shipping disaster in Italy, and the trial of Anders Behring... More From hurricane Sandy to a successful mission to Mars. A scandal and pageantry in Britain, a shipping disaster in Italy, and the trial of Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. A bloody civil war in Syria and the miners dispute in South Africa. And finally the European financial crisis - from Greece to Spain. Here's a wrap of 2012's events in the world. Duration: 01:27.
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