Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, a cellist and self described "band nerd," bested 88 other contestants in the finals of the Miss Universe competition on Dec 19, 2012. Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, a cellist and self described "band nerd," bested 88 other contestants in the finals of the Miss Universe competition on Dec 19, 2012. Culpo, a sophomore at Boston University, grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island with two professional musicians for parents and has played the cello alongside world-renowned classical musician Yo-Yo Ma and onstage at Carnegie Hall.  On the Miss Universe page, she said she hopes to pursue a career in film or television and that her role model is Audrey Hepburn  The Miss Universe pageant was streamed live to more than 100 countries.

Boston.com checked in with Culpo’s family here: http://www.boston.com/names/2012/12/21/olivia-culpo-parents-proud-their-miss-universe/SCIOlHE92jDgnkjVD0qtdM/story.html.


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