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Miss Universe Olivia Culpo Reveals Surprising Dating Difficulties

Thu, May 16, 2013 4:57pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 2 Comments
Miss Universe Interview

It turns out that it’s not easy being Miss Universe, even if you’re smart, nice and gorgeous! Olivia Culpo reveals her surprising challenges to

Winning the title of Miss Universe is a huge accomplishment, and Rhode Island native Olivia Culpo, 21, loves her role. But it isn’t always easy or glamorous!

Miss Universe: ‘I’m Still Just Olivia!’

In June 2012, Olivia won Miss USA. Then, in December, she was crowned Miss Universe, becoming the first Miss Universe from the US in 15 years!

However, although she has one of the most glamorous titles in the world, she’s still single!

She explained that when guys see her, “they don’t see Miss Universe at first, and then there’s always that awkward moment when they find out, and you have to think, ‘this is a little uncomfortable,'” Olivia exclusively told “I don’t know if they like me or they just think it’s cool so they can tell their friends that they’re talking to Miss Universe. But to me I’m still just Olivia, and I’m going to continue thinking that, instead of the title!”

It’s so great that Olivia can stay down to earth after two huge and prestigious wins. With all of her traveling, it must be hard to get into a serious relationship, and in fact it is — she is focused on her title responsibilities.

However, at the start of her reign she traveled to Indonesia, where she experienced the most outrageous moment, yet!

“The most surprising thing [since winning the Miss Universe pageant] happened when I went on my first trip to Indonesia — I forgot my crown at home,” she EXCLUSIVELY told “That was the most shocking moment of my life. Really? I had just won Miss Universe, my first international trip, and I left my crown.”

Olivia Culpo: I Want A Big Family

When she does find a man to share her life with, there is a requirement he must meet.

“I want to have a very big family! I came from a very big family, [I’m] the middle of five [kids], and I want to continue and carry on that tradition. But I also am going to have to work. I’m gonna just probably be a little bit crazy, but that’s ok!”

To hear more from Olivia about her life as Miss Universe, watch the video below and tell us what you think!

WATCH: Miss Universe Olivia Culpo Talks Dating

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