Miss Rhode Island Nails Transgender Question, Is Crowned Miss USA

    Her name is Olivia Culpo, she's 20 years old, and has made the Dean's List every semester at Boston University, where she's a sophomore. Olivia gave a great answer to a question about transgender pageant contestants, but did anyone else REALLY think Miss Maryland, the med school student, had it in the bag?

    Watch Miss Rhode Island answer a question about transgender beauty pageant contestants.

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    What really clinched the win for Olivia was probably her answer about whether transgender pageant contestants should be allowed to compete and win. 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." Watch her and the other four finalists answer their questions in the video.

    The top five competitors...

    See Miss Rhode Island in her swimsuit.

    Watch Miss Rhode Island play the cello!

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    She's quite talented!

    And here she is looking hot again...

    And again!

    This is her "glam shot."

    And this is her with what I have to assume is her "Glam Cello."

    And here she is as a baby, wearing a macaroni necklace.

    And here she is with her latest, greatest accessory.