Olivia Culpo, the newly-crowned Miss Universe, will soon set off on a year of fulfilling her Miss Universe duties, traveling to promote prevention for HIV/AIDS. With her added fame and increased influence, Culpo seems to have set her sights on an ambitious future, one that may not have her return to Boston University, where she was a sophomore. "I do want to finish my education," Culpo told WPRI of her homestate Rhode Island. "I just don't think that Boston has a big enough market for what I want to do."

Culpo beat out 88 other contestants for the Miss Universe title, including the top five of Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofiá Esser Quintero, Miss Australia, Renae Ayris and Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus. Culpo also became the first Miss Rhode Island to win Miss Universe and the first U.S. woman to win since Miss Hawaii, Brooke Lee, won in 1997.

Also in Culpo’s future plans? Better food! Cuplo had been on a stringent diet that saw her avoid carbs and even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but after the competition she ate like the queen she now is, indulging in penne pasta with chicken, bread and even a few nibbles of a cupcake, The Huffington Post reports.


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