Monday, January 7, 2013

Miss Universe 2012: Olivia Culpo's Interview with NY Daily News

Article By: Jason Sheftell

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo is new to New York and looking for a date: 'You boys better step it up!'

Brunette bombshell is single and looking to mingle in the Big Apple, eager to find her 'Prince Charming'

Olivia Culpo was judged the most attractive woman in the universe — but it’s not her long dark hair, popping eyebrows or killer looks that draw you in.
It’s that she’s real.

"I was at my parents house on my hands knees scrubbing the floor just two days ago," said the 20-year-old Rhode Islander on her first official day as reigning Miss Universe. "I was taught to value hard work. At the end of day, I'm just Olivia.

Single Olivia, to be exact. Not that she’ll stay that way.
"I want a gentleman," she said, smiling. "Someone with manners. I may date this year. Maybe Prince Charming will come along. You boys better step it up."
So far, spies say crooner Joe Jonas and “Family Guy” creator and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane have come knocking. So has Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte — but Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump said the Olympian doesn’t stand a chance.
"That swimmer is all over her like a puppy dog," Trump said. "She's rebuffed all kinds of celebrities. Olivia is focused on being Miss Universe. She's a smart, good girl."
All the attention is a far cry from Culpo’s life last year, when she was at Boston University, where she studied acting and communications. She entered her first beauty pageant 15 months ago, winning Miss Rhode Island and then Miss USA.

Now she's Miss Universe.
Her parents, classically trained musicians who met in a college orchestra pit, weren't exactly supportive.
"They hated the idea of me in a beauty pageant," said Culpo, the middle child in a family of five kids. "They thought it was narcissistic. They showed up to Miss Rhode Island in their sweatpants."
On her first day back in New York since the pageant, Culpo moved into the big bedroom in the free W. 57th St. apartment she shares with the new Miss USA. Then she was off to dinner with friends and a date with Hugh Jackman (alas, only on the screen in "Les Miserables").

Culpo first came to New York when she was in the second or third grade when she played Carnegie Hall with the Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic. In two weeks, she departs for Indonesia on her initial trip as Miss Universe. Her cause is HIV awareness.
Trump, who recently won a lawsuit against a former Miss USA contestant, thinks he got lucky with Culpo.
"You never know what you're going to get and sometimes it can hurt the brand," said Trump. "With Olivia, we have a major star. What's different about her is she's really nice. It's no act."
So she won’t be hanging out at nightclubs while she’s underage?
“Not unless I want to end up in the Daily News gossip pages,” laughed Culpo.

Here’s all you need to know about Miss Universe Olivia Culpo:
-- She’s from Rhode Island
-- She wears size zero
-- She went to an all-girls high school
-- She sings and plays cello
-- She eats egg whites every morning
-- She’s a Taurus (but doesn’t believe in horoscopes)
-- She was the first Miss USA since 1997
-- She’s attractive, and nice.

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