It was an exciting Wednesday night for Americans as Miss USA Olivia Culpo became Miss Universe. But how well do we know this New England beauty?
Here are five little-known facts about the beauty queen:
5. The 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA pageant was the first beauty contest Culpo had ever entered.
4. Culpo is the first winner from the U.S. to become Miss Universe since Brook Lee in 1997.
3. Miss Universe is rumored to be dating Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. In fact, the athlete was so smitten with Culpo, he told E!, "She is beautiful. I love hanging out with her. She has a great sense of humor. She makes me laugh."
2. A cellist since the second grade, Culpo has played at the Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and in England.
1. What does Miss Universe crave food-wise? She told Shape magazine, "This is such a random craving, but all throughout the pageant I was craving peanut butter and jelly! Oh my goodness, it is so good. I could live off of it."
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