The 2013 Miss Universe Competition on Saturday (Nov. 9) marked the end of Olivia Culpo’s reign, with the 2012 winner forced to cede her crown and her title to the her replacement, Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler. During her symbolic final walk with the crown, the outgoing beauty queen thanked several important people in her life, including boyfriend Nick Jonas.
After a video aired detailing the former Miss USA’s year-long reign, Culpo took to the stage as audio of a pre-recorded message played throughout Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. After thanking her family, friends and important people in her career, she closed her final moments as Miss Universe with the following: “To the very special person who puts a smile on my face everyday, I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you.”
While she tried to play coy by not directly naming Jonas in the closing remarks, it’s rather obvious she means him. Before the show started, she posted a photo on Instagram of herself backstage with her beau leaning in close to her. The caption? “To the person who puts a smile on my face every day … 1 hour until show time.”
Jonas hasn’t been shy with his support of Culpo, either. On Friday, he posted to his own Instagram a photo of himself admiring a giant photo of his girlfriend with the caption, “‘I got my eyes on you. You’re everything that I see.’ Happy to be in Moscow supporting my girl on her final walk as Miss Universe. So proud of you @oliviaculpo.”
Are you surprised Culpo thanked Jonas during her final walk?