Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, is crowned as Miss Universe 2014!
Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, is the new Miss Universe 2014!
Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, beat out 87 other candidates from around the world.
Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, was named the runner-up. Paulina Vega replaces last year's winner Gabriela Isler.
The grand finale of the 2014 Miss Universe pageant was filled with excitement and anticipation.
Emotions ran high as the two finalists Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, and Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, awaited the announcement of a lifetime.
Paulina Vega was crowned making her the 63rd Miss Universe titleholder. The 22-year-old brunette was all smiles as the crown was placed on her head. She looked absolutely stunning!
Paulina Vega was born on January 15, 1993 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the daughter of cardiologist Rodolfo Vega Llamas and Laura Dieppa, and granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gatsón Vega. She is also the grandaughter of Elvira Castillo, Miss Atlántico 1953 (Colombia).
She studies business administration at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She has been a model since she was 8 years old. Paulina belongs to a big family, four sisters and three brothers. She graduated from a German school in Colombia, and speaks English and a bit of French.
In the Miss Universe Colombia pageant she earned the highest score possible in every presentation, 9.9. During her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, and going to the park with her dog Mateo.
The contestants have been in Miami for the last three weeks engaging in a variety of activities. The Miss Universe pageant was held in the FIU arena.