The last time an American was crowned Miss Universe, beanie babies were all the rage!
Thank to a glamorously gorgeous young lady from Rhode Island named Olivia Culpo, however, the 15 year drought is OVER!
Last night in Las Vegas the sultry, seXXXY 20-year-old made her nation proud when she traded her Miss USA tiara in for one that reigns supreme in all countries!
Ooh, her crown is so sparkly!!
What an honor! This night was a dream come true. Thank you everyone for your support tonight!! USA finally did it! yfrog.com/nvjdkdij
— Olivia Culpo (@MissUSA) December 20, 2012
While Olivia crushed opposing nations faster than Genghis Khan conquered Asia, the show wasn't without its share of hiccups.
Donald Trump, for example, was there. At one point he took the stage dressed like Santa Claus.
Yikes! We wouldn't sit on that dude's lap for all the presents in the world!
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]