Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

By Drum Digital
26 January 2015

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the crown with "pride and excitement" as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate.

Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Colombia Paulina Vega were among the top five finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe. The other finalists chosen from among the 88 contestants are Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha and Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen.

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