Miss USA Olivia crowed Miss Universe 2012
At a glittering event, Olivia Culpo from USA crowned the Miss Universe 2012 thrashing the dream of Miss India entry Shilpa Singh to make to the final. Shilpa Singh failed to make to the top 10 and hence she succeeded in making it to the top 16 list. Miss Philippines was the first runner-up and Miss Venezuela was the second runner-up followed by Miss Australia and Miss Brazil.
Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen praised Shilpa for her efforts, she tweeted, "Shilpa took India to top 16 out of 89 nations 4 d first time since 2007!!! We didn't make it to top 10...but tonight we've begun d journey."
The 16 semifinalists were: Miss Venezuela Irene Esser, Miss Turkey Cagil Ozge Ozkul, Miss France Marie Payet, Miss Peru Nicole Faveron, Miss Russia Elizabeth Golovanova, Miss Mexico Karina Gonzalez, Miss Poland Marcelina Zawadzka, Miss Hungary Agnes Konkoly, Miss South Africa Melinda Bam, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon, Miss Croatia Elizabeta Burg, Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus, Miss Kosovo Diana Avdiu, Miss Australia Renae Ayris, Miss India Shilpa Singh and Miss USA Olivia Culpo. Eastern Europe, represent!
However, former beauty queen and Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly blamed Shilpa for the lack of training, she tweeted, "Ms india had a jiggling stomach in the swimsuit round ... Which is tragic .. Cannot believe she was not trained for the pageant."
Miss China won the Best National Costume title. Diego Boneta, Kerri Walsh, Scott Disick, Nigel Barker, Brad Goreski, Cluadia Jordan, Pablo Sandoval, Lisa Venderpupm & Jiggy, Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Ximena Navarette took the responsibility of giving the world the next Miss Universe.
India’s’ entry Shilpa Singh hails from Bihar. She is a computer engineering graduate and works with Infosys Technologies.