Welcome! Login | Register
 

Sky Chiefs Bounce Back, Roll Spirit 119-109—Sky Chiefs bounce back with 119-109 win over…

25 Great Last Minute Local Gifts in RI—Still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? Check out…

NEW: RWU Moving into Former 38 Studios Offices in Providence—Roger Williams University has agreed to a 12-year…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Justin Katz: Edwards Dances Around the Fact That I’m Right—It’s tempting to go line by line through…

Friars Top UMass 85-65 in Saturday Matinee at The Dunk—Friars beat UMass 85-65 at Dunkin Donuts Center

Sky Chiefs to Host Holiday Hoops Clinic at Providence Country Day—Sky Chiefs to host hoops clinic at Providence…

Second Half Defensive Lockdown Leads Rams Past Detroit 69-55—Rams shut down Detroit in second half, win…

Americans Identifying Race Relations as a Top Issue Sharply Rises According to Gallup Poll—Gallup released results from a new poll on…

NEW: Mayor-Elect Elorza Retains Public Safety Commissioner and Chief of Police—Elorza today announced his decision to retain Public…

NEW: Brown University Names Cliatt New VP for Communications—Brown Names Cass Cliatt VP for Communications

 
 

Olivia Culpo: Top Stories in RI in 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

 

Olivia Culpo was already Rhode Island's sweetheart in June of 2012 when she became Miss USA. Then in December, in a blaze of media attention worldwide, Culpo took the Miss Universe title in front of more than a billion viewers on television and online. The cello-playing Bay View girl from Cranston went all the way, bringing Rhode Island's love and pride with her.

Within moments of Culpo's victory being announced live in Las Vegas, GoLocal had the news and Rhode Island was sharing it via Facebook and Twitter with unprecedented speed.

Veteran newsman Dave Layman's profile of Culpo's days at Bay View Academy went equally stratospheric, as fans loved getting details of Olivia's teen years in her home state. Finally, a slideshow of personal photos of Culpo shared by her family, by Bay View, by fashion designers like Andrea Valentini and by bloggers and other contributors, garnered thousands of views and hundreds of shares, as GoLocal had what the world did not yet have--a personal look at the new Miss Universe.

And there's no more deserving talented, smart and compassionate young beauty. Culpo has been generous with her time in Rhode Island during her Miss USA reign. She's been home with us for the holidays, and we can only hope her worldwide duties will bring her back to the Ocean State in this dizzying new year for our own Miss Universe.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)