Miss USA Olivia Culpo takes center stage as she is announced as one of the five finalists during the Miss Universe pageant, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. Culpo was crowned as Miss Universe. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
BOSTON (AP) — The 20-year-old Rhode Island woman [auth] who brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years will not be returning to Boston University.
Olivia Culpo’s sister, Sophie, tells The Associated Press that Olivia the BU sophomore wants to finish her education, but does not believe that the Boston could advance her ambition to become an actress.
The self-described “cellist-nerd” made the decision after assuming her new role as Miss Universe 2012 following her victory over 88 beauty queens from around the world Wednesday night.
The aspiring actress already took a year off from school to fulfill travel and charity obligations related to the Miss USA crown.
Her parents in Cranston, R.I., support her plans.
A spokesperson says, as far as the Miss Universe Organization knows, Culpo has not ruled out returning to BU.