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Olivia Culpo opens a restaurant in Rhode Island

Olivia Culpo at Liaison Lounge in Los Angeles Aug. 17. Getty Images

Model, musician, and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo has opened a restaurant with her family in Rhode Island.

The Cranston native announced via Instagram that Back 40 in North Kingstown would be ready for the public Tuesday night. There was an event at the restaurant Monday, she said, but it was a “soft opening for friends and family (basically where everyone tells us what they like/don’t like on the menu).”

Culpo is investing in the business with her family; her father, Peter Culpo, owns Parish Café and some other Boston spots. The Back 40 menu includes “The Knuckle Sandwich” (a lobster roll) and, separately, a small plate of crispy hot dogs.


According to Deadline, Culpo will soon appear in the film “Reprisal” starring Bruce Willis. Her boyfriend, Patriots player Danny Amendola, recently signed a contact with Ford Models.