Miss Rhode Island claims Miss USA crown

Doing the state proud.

Olivia Culpo, 20-year-old Miss Rhode Island, won Miss USA on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Not only should we all feel some home state pride for Ms. Culpo’s victory, but she we laud her for being really awesome. She plays the cello, she immediately went for a cheeseburger after winning her crown, and she stood up for transgender women’s right to participate in the pageant. Sounds like she’d be a great fit on College Hill; too bad she’s on the Dean’s List at Boston University. Thankfully, she made a slightly better impression than Miss South Carolina a few years back.

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