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Olivia Culpo entered pageants on a lark, came home Miss USA

CRANSTON, R.I. — Miss USA Olivia Culpo has played the cello with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras but the Rhode Islander has another, lesser-known talent: tying a cherry stem with her tongue in less than 10 seconds.

“I was actually going to do this on the Kelly Ripa show, but it was cut because it was too boring,” said Culpo, 20, sitting in a white rocking chair on her porch. She demurely spits a folded cherry stem onto her palm.

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