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Miss Universe 2012

The five finalists: Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus joins winner Miss USA Olivia Culpo, finalist Miss Australia Renae Ayris, runner-up Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and 3rd place Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero on stage.

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Miss Universe 2012: The pageant in pictures

Miss USA Olivia Culpo won the 61st annual Miss Universe pageant at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas last night. The beauty queens wowed the judges in the mini dresses, bikinis and evening gowns rounds - By Sophia Moir