Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, a 22 year old student from Barranquilla, Colombia was crowned Miss Universe 2015, last night in Miami. New to pageants, she beat out contestants from more than 80 countries including Miss USA who was the first runner-up.
Miss Colombia was noticed immediately upon arriving in Miami a few weeks ago, according to Donald Trump, the owner of the pageant. He said that a lot of people had predicted her to win.
Vega, a business administration student was brimming with pride upon hearing people in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate her victory. She said she would wear the crown with “pride and excitement”. Miss Colombia also said she felt like she was home in Colombia with her people, because of all the support from the local Latino population in Miami.
The new Miss Universe will receive a salary, a luxury apartment in New York a wardrobe and numerous beauty products and a one year scholarship to the New York Film Academy.