Many were hoping that two of the nation's most attractive figureheads, five-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte, 28, and newly crowned Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, 20, had gotten cozy together, but now Culpo is revealing that the whispers are false.
Olivia Culpo, 20, of Rhode Island was crowned Miss USA 2012, beating out runners-up from Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Maryland. The event, which was held on Sunday night in Las Vegas, was judged by a panel of celebrity guests, including Arsenio Hall, Joe Jonas, and Rob Kardashian, and was visited by Donald Trump.
Officials for the Miss Universe Organization, run by Donald Trump, have retracted their initial ban against transgender hopeful contestant Jenna Talackova in their 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant. Talackova, 23, was born with male sex organs but has identified as female since the age of 4, according to CBS.
In this day and age, it's important to remember the iconic television shows that foreshadowed the current era of reality TV we've all come to know and feel ambivalent about. Miss Universe, the competitive "reality" show in which 89 beautiful female contestants from different countries battle it out to be named the most beautiful and accomplished, was held Monday night in San Paulo, Brazil.