By Judy Kurtz - 06/04/12 11:27 PM EDT
Two Rhode Island Democrats are singing the praises of a hometown gal who’s now the first woman from the Ocean State to wear the Miss USA crown.
Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo sashayed her way to a win at the Sunday beauty pageant.
Rep. David Cicilline sounded like a proud papa in his email: “This is the first time Rhode Island has won this competition, and our entire state is incredibly proud of Olivia’s accomplishments — we all wish her continued success.”
The cellist, 20, expressed support for transgender pageant contestants during the interview round of the NBC-aired show.
Culpo will represent the nation at the Miss Universe competition in December.