The lovely Paulina Vega (Miss Colombia) won this year’s Miss Universe crown.
The $300,000 crown is designed after the skyline of Manhattan, where Vega will reign for one year.
“My whole life I have dreamed to live in New York City and now I am living the dream,” Vega says. “I love to walk the streets and see the movements and the vibe of the city.”
Paulina Vega is 22 years old, comes from Barranquilla and is a business administration student at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota.
Vega conquered the jury’s heart at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, where she beat out 87 other beauties from around the world.
“I want to demonstrate that it is not the most important thing to be beautiful and have a glamorous life. It’s about feeling beautiful, become an intelligent, professional, hardworking woman with a great heart. That is the example I want to set,” she confessed.