Andy Cohen was once again bow-tied and ready for pageant madness alongside Giuliana Rancic as the two hosted the Miss Universe 2012 competition on Monday night, and for the first time in more than 10 years, the coveted tiara went to Miss USA, Olivia Culpo.
The 20-year-old was stunned with her win, as she beat out 88 other global beauties after having just gotten serious about the pageant circuit last year, when she won the Miss Rhode Island competition.
Following her win, she paid tribute to the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting as well as Hurricane Sandy and other tragedies, saying: "It's such an honor to be representing the USA in an international beauty contest in spite of all the tragedy that's happened in this country lately," she said. "I really hope that this will raise everybody's spirits a little."
Andy and Olivia share another bond aside from Miss Universe -- Olivia is currently a sophomore at Boston University, Andy's alma mater.
Hi Andy, Miss seeing you and your show. I was astonished the way Adriana ran the reunion show on the Housewives of Miami. Love you Andy, but you had no control at all. Perhaps you should have someone do the reunion shows that would be strong enough to shut this woman up. Nothing ever seems to shut her up and it became so annoying with her yelling and screaming over everyone that I changed the channel.
Hey Andy, bravo is missing a great web page. Imagine having a page broken down with different catagories and letting the public vote, using the all the house wives? Or how about this, the NFL has fantasy football, imagine using the house wives and having a Fantasy Housewives? lmoa Imagine the possible ways to earn points? most beautiful, not the brightest, biggest mouth (could be multiple here).
Great job, Andy! Wish you had a better co-host though. All those beautiful women made Guiliana look even more gaunt and homely! Loved having Lisa and Giggy as judges.