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Newly crowned Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after winning the pageant in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
December 20, 2012 Culpo is the first American to win the crown in 15 years. Former Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, loses a defamation lawsuit for making false statements that the Miss USA pageant was rigged.
The former Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin.
June 6, 2012 Miss USA beauty pageant contestant, Sheena Monnin of Pennsylvania, says the contest was rigged and that she has left the organization because of its immoral behavior. The Miss USA pageant says Monnin has changed her story, and that she first quit because she opposed transgender contestants.
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