Soooooo, last night our model, Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo, just won the Miss U.S.A crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant!!!!!! I was so trilled to watch the moment that she won the crown!!!!!!!! She is absolutely beautiful, sweet and smart!! CONGRATULATIONS OLIVIA!!!! I'm so happy for you and so proud that you are the Miss USA 2012!!
I am especially proud of her for answering the question "Would you feel it would be fair that a transgender woman wins the Miss USA title over a natural-born woman?" by saying
"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."Now, here she is wearing my neckpieces!!!
I also wanted to especially thank my photographer Daniel Gagnon who took these beautiful photos. Without him this photography session never would have happened. I would also like to thank Bethany Mechan for the Hair and Jessica Galbreath Berndt for the Makeup. : )
More photos are coming! Please stay tuned!