20 year old Olivia Culpo, otherwise known as Miss Rhode Island won the Miss USA Crown this weekend!

The brunette beauty wore a stunning flowing fuchsia gown that looked perfect with her new bling. I think she won the crowd over when she voiced her opinion on having a transgendered woman win the title- she said: “I do think that that would be fair, but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road because there is a tradition of natural-born women, but today where there are so many surgeries and so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life, I do accept that because I believe it’s a free country”.

This is just the beginning though- she’s going on to rep the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant later this year. Good luck Olivia and Congrats!

-Patti, contributing elfette