For the first time in 15 years, America is now taking the Miss Universe title home. As a part of NBC’s primetime schedule Wednesday night, the network unveiled who was going to be getting the coveted title as a part of Donald Trump’s beauty pageant, and it is someone who proudly calls the United States home in Olivia Culpo.
Culpo beat out an extremely competitive field of contenders, including a first runner-up in Janine Tugonon of the Philippines. Meanwhile, Irene Esser of Venezuela ended up finishing in the 2nd runner-up position. There were a variety of countries and continents represented in the top ten, and you have to be pleased with the fact that the top three came from all different parts of the world.
The entire broadcast did have a very American feel from start to finish, as the proceedings were hosted by none other than Andy Cohen of “Watch What Happens Live!” along with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic. These are the same two that hosted the Miss USA pageant earlier this year, which featured Culpo getting this grand opportunity to begin with. The pageant is owned by mega-billionaire Donald Trump, and it is also broadcast all around the world as one of TV’s most-watched events of the entire year. (Trump recently had to fend off allegations about his pageant from a former contestant, but he won a suit in court showing that the pageant is not premeditated with a certain top 5 or top 10 in mind.)
What did you think of Culpo’s win, and do you believe that the right person ended up being victorious in the competition? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! If you want to go back and look at Culpo’s original win during the Miss USA pageant, you can do so over at the link here.