December 20, 2012. Miss Universe 2012 is the 61st Miss Universe pageant, and was held on December 19, 2012, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Leila Lopes from Angola crowned her successor Olivia Culpo from USA at the end of this event. 89 countries and territories participated in this year’s pageant and it will be broadcasted live in participant countries and territories by NBC, Telemundo & the international broadcasters. The 4th Runner-Up is Ms. Brazil, Gabriela Markus. The 3rd Runner-Up is Ms. Australia, Renae Ayris. The 2nd Runner-Up is Ms. Venezuela, Irene Eser. The 1st Runner-Up is Ms. Philippines, Janine Tugonon. And the Miss Universe 2012 is Ms. USA, Olivia Culpo.