Miss USA Olivia Culpo has been crowned the 2012 Miss Universe.
The 20-year-old beauty queen beat out 88 other contestants, including first runner-up Janine Tugonon of the Philippines, to win the highly-coveted title broadcast live on silverbird television last night.
Culpo takes over the honour from last year’s winner, Leila Lopes of Angola.
Nigeria was represented by the MBGN Miss Isabella Ayuk at the glamorous pageant held in Las Vegas
A repeat broadcast of the event will be on the Silverbird television at 12pm today