Rhode Island's Own Takes Miss Universe Title

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing on the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
2:06 | 12/20/12

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Good morning. And big story for rhode island, which prides itself on being home to the big, blue bug. Culinary wonders. And now, the littlest state in the union has a new distinction. The home of miss universe. 20-year-old olivia culpo, beat out contestants from 89 countries. Including runners-up, miss philippines and miss venezuela. In a few weeks, by the way, sam will be one of the judges for the miss america pageant. So, we asked, can another rhode islander make history? We'll find out, sam, when it airs on abc. I'm getting all my tips from lara, by the way. Taking notes. There's a whole lot you need to know. Still learning. Here's a "downton abbey" christmas special. It's a gingerbread house or gingerbread estate. An exact replica of the estate on that hit period drama. The culinary construction work done by a utah man named smith jenson. It is edible. In a long, long, long time. He probably, like all of us, cannot wait for the return of "DOWNTON ABBEY" ON JANUARY 6th. Just filling the need for a A long, long time. And finally in "pop news," say hello to a tiny giant. A 20-week-old baby panda, becoming a star at the zoo. It has a 24-hour panda cam that allows people to follow his progress. The little guest, and that's the translation of his chinese name, he needs to know how to climb on his own and follow his mom in and out of the den, before he can make his big debut. Meantime, you can follow him anytime on what has to be the most adorable reality show ever. Can't get enough of the

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