Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo, right, reacts after being announced as the new Miss USA as Miss Maryland Nana Meriwether watches during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 4, 2012 7:14:57 AM PDT
CRISTINA SILVA Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - June 4, 2012 --
A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant after voicing support for transgender beauty queens.