Olivia Culpo Almost Faints From 100-Degree Heat on Live TV During Emmys Red Carpet

by Philiana Ng 3:47 PM PDT, September 20, 2015
Photo: Twitter

It’s getting hot at the Emmys!

Olivia Culpo nearly passed out on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday from the triple-digit heat in Downtown Los Angeles during live pre-Emmys coverage.

Culpo, who split with Nick Jonas in June, was participating in E!’s Emmys red-carpet pre-show. Just as the show was about to break for commercial, Culpo was seen bending down and nearly collapsing behind one of the podiums. Co-host Giuliana Rancic was seen tending to Culpo, who was alert, and making sure she was OK.

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The Miss USA 2012 blamed the moment on the scorching weather -- it reached 100 degrees at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday afternoon.

“OMG it is SO HOT out here. Literally just almost passed out,” Culpo tweeted right after her on-camera moment, adding fire emojis to emphasize the unseasonably warm temperatures.

Culpo also retweeted a fan’s account of the moment, as seen on TV: “Olivia is about to pass out. Someone catch her.”

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But Culpo had a sense of humor about the whole situation.

“When u almost pass out on LIVE TV!” Culpo tweeted with a photo of her in a wheelchair, “its ok I know u would have caught me.”

Culpo isn’t the only star affected by the heat.

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet -- dressed to the nines in a dark tux -- told ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet that he had “ice packs everywhere” to keep himself cool.