Olivia Culpo must have seen her chances of winning the coveted Miss Universe 2012 crown slip between her very fingers after taking a tumble in front of judges - but not even a little fall stood in her way as she was eventually crowned the winner.
Olivia Culpo beat 88 women to be crowned Miss Universe 2012. (Brian To)
During the glitzy annual competition, the Rhodes Island native embarrassingly tripped over the fabric of her dress as rock band Train performed. Gracefully composing herself and rising to her feet, she must have felt her chances vanish into oblivion, but continued regardless.
Speaking after beating the 88 other contestants to win, the 20-year-old sent out a heart-felt mesasage urging her followers to never give up on their dreams even if they mess up.
"I hope my little slip last night in evening gown competition will inspire everyone this year competing! It's okay to mess up. You're human!" she wrote.
The beauty semed to come from nowhere to be crowned this year's winner and amazingly also won the Miss Rhode Island beauty pageant last year after renting a $25 dress with a hole in the back.
Wise words, Olivia.