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What Miss Universe Eats (Almost) Every Day

Olivia Culpo's Must-Have Snacks

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The gorgeous Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island was recently crowned Miss USA 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited! As a cellist and self-professed nerd who aspires to be like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, the 20-year-old stunner is as beautiful on the inside as she is out.

Read on to get the scoop on what the radiant role model eats every day (well, almost) to keep her figure so fit and fab!


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The brunette beauty queen is nuts over nuts!

“I love unsalted almonds, especially if I’m about to do a photo shoot or compete. There’s no mess, and they’re so easy to pack in a little Ziploc bag to take with you,” Culpo says. “It’s my number one go-to-snack!”

Special K Bars

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For a daily dose of protein, Culpo chooses Special K.

“I like the meal replacement bars the best. No offense to the 90-calorie ones, but they just don’t do it for me! There’s more protein in the meal bars, and I think a high-protein diet with low carbs is a great choice.”

Sweet Potatoes

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For Culpo, life is so much sweeter with sweet potatoes!

“I love them! I cook them in the oven, take off the skin, and then mash them. You can also put them in the microwave, which is really easy,” she says. “I top them with cayenne pepper and a little salt… but not too much. Greek yogurt on top is also delicious.”

Peanut Butter and Jelly

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When this gorgeous gal is craving a little guilty pleasure, she splurges on PB&J.

“This is such a random craving, but all throughout the pageant I was craving peanut butter and jelly! Oh my goodness, it is so good. I could live off of it,” she says.


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Veggies The beautiful Rhode Islander orders up her healthy veggies steamed.

“I think it’s easier to digest them when they’re steamed, as opposed to raw,” she says.


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According to the stunning star, pineapple is perfect for pageants.

“Pineapple reduces swelling. You’re filmed that one very special day of the pageant, and you want to make sure you’re as ready to go as you can be.”

Dannon Light 'N Fit Yogurt

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No matter what the flavor, Miss USA 2012 loves feeling light and fit with Dannon yogurt.

“It’s low in sugar and high in protein,” she says.


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Culpo is truly bananas… over bananas!

“We have little bags we pack specifically for touch-up makeup if you’re chosen for the top 16. I knew I had to sneak in my banana because nothing calms my nerves like it! I don’t know if it’s the potassium, but I need it before I get on stage because it always calms me down.”

To keep up with the newly crowned Miss USA 2012, connect with her on Twitter.


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