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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, left, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described "cellist-nerd" brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest Wednesday.

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