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Joe Jonas helps crown Miss USA

Pop star Joe Jonas was among the celebrity judges who picked Olivia Culpo to be crowned Miss USA 2012 on Sunday night (03Jun12).

The Jonas Brothers star was on the judging panel of the famed American beauty pageant with reality TV star Rob Kardashian and they chose Miss Rhode Island to take the coveted prize.

The 20-year-old Boston University student saw off competition from Miss Maryland Nana Meriwether to win the crown during a glitzy ceremony at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas.

Cobra Starship and Akon were among the stars who performed at the event, and after the winner was announced, Jonas took to his Twitter.com page to post a picture of himself posing with the brunette beauty, writing, "Myself and Miss USA 2012! Woo!!!"