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

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

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:

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

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