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“Growing up, I remember trying to explain to my mom the anxiety I was feeling—telling her that it was like a rollercoaster feeling in my stomach, or butterflies but more painful. I didn’t know what it was — I didn’t know that it was anxiety. But just having that conversation and putting a label on it helped me understand that it’s something that everybody struggles with to some degree.”

Olivia Culpo has anxiety.

Olivia Culpo has anxiety. Olivia is an American model and beauty queen who won the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. She previously won the Miss Rhode Island USA competition — the first pageant she entered — and Miss USA. Olivia was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, one of five children. Culpo attended Boston University. She began studying cello in the second grade and played the instrument in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, the Bay View Orchestra, and the Rhode Island All-State Orchestra. In 2017, she opened a restaurant with her family in Rhode Island

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