It’s the pageant of all pageants.  On Saturday, November 9th at 9pm ET on NBC, a new Miss Universe will be crowned.  The current titleholder Olivia Culpo joined me #InTheLab to talk about the upcoming competition, her exciting and influential reign, how she has helped Miss USA Erin Brady prepare, her recent trip to India and much more.


On December 19, 2012, Olivia Culpo of Cranston, Rhode Island, won the title of Miss Universe 2012 bringing the most coveted crown back to the USA after 15 years. It’s been a whirlwind for this 21-year old beauty who won the titles of Miss Rhode Island USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe within 15 months.

Olivia serves as a spokeswoman for HIV/AIDS Awareness and advocates for organizations such as God’s Love We Deliver, YouthAIDS PSI, among others.

Down-to-earth and approachable, Olivia is passionate about her family. She may wear the biggest crown now but this wasn’t always the case for this middle child of five. Olivia plans to use the Miss Universe platform to pursue an entertainment career.