By Adriana Correa
At just 22 years old Paulina Vega has won the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant.
Vega from Barranquilla Colombia breaks a long standing 57 year losing streak and brings the Miss Universe crown to the South American country.
Since the moment the 88 pageant candidates arrived at Trump National Doral the international press immediately picked up on Vegas exuberant charisma and named her one of the favorites to win.
During the round of questions Vega showed her Colombian pride by saying, “Colombia has been an example to follow for the rest of the world. We are able to persevere in spite of so many challenges, we continue to fight for what we believe and we continue to shine on the world’s stage.”
Among the 5 finalist were USA, Holand, Ukraine, Jamaica and Colombia.
“It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today. A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.”
A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.” Vega told the Associate Press earlier this week.
Vega is studying business administration and is the grand-daughter of legendary tenor, Gaston Vega.
Miss Colombia’s designs were the creation designer Alfredo Barraza also from Barranquilla, Colombia.
Congratulations Miss Colombia!