Entertainment

Top 10: Hottest moments from the Miss Universe pageant [SLIDESHOW]

Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe on Wednesday, meaning that she is the most beautiful and wonderful woman in the entire universe. Because Donald Trump — rather, his organization — said so.

The Rhode Island native is the eighth woman from the United States to win the highly coveted and awesome Miss Universe title. Last year, the crown went to Leila Lopes of Angola. USA! USA!

But you don’t really care about the history of the Miss Universe pageant, do you? No, you do not. You care about beautiful women in bikinis, so here you go:

Click an image below for larger version.
  • Let's revisit Miss USA once more, shall we?
  • Here is Miss Russia,  Elizabeth Golovanova. (No, it's not just you. They are all starting to look remarkably similar at this point.)
  • Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon wasn't quite good enough to beat the good ole USA, even though she looks like this.
  • Miss India, Shilpa Singh.
  • Miss France, Marie Payet.
  • Miss Mexico, Karina Gonzalez.
  • The only blonde in the swimsuit group, Miss Australia, Renae Ayris.
  • And here we have Miss Brazil again, but this time from a different angle. She's very multifaceted.
  • Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus.
  • Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss Universe 2012.

Follow Taylor on Twitter