Miss Colombia Wins Miss Universe 2014

Miss Colombia Wins Miss Universe 2014

 

Miss Colombia Wins Miss Universe 2014

 

They say that the annual Miss Universe pageant is the Superbowl of the Philippines. And yes, it’s true. It’s that one time a year when everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gathers to root for their contestant. Sadly, the Philippines’ bet Mary Jean Lastimosa only made it to the Top 10, breaking the four-year streak of placing in the Top 5.

This year’s Miss Universe is Paulina Vega of Colombia, beating 87 other contestants. Joining her in the Top 5 are USA’s Nia Sanchez (1st runner up), Ukraine’s Diana Harkusha (2nd runner up), the Netherlands’ Yasmin Verheijen, and Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell (4th runner up).

 

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega’s national costume

 

Vega is a business administration student from Barranquilla, and is the granddaughter of legendary tenor Gastón Vega. This is her first pageant entry, and also her last, as she wants to pursue her studies.

In the Miss Universe competition, she wowed the judges and audience with her national costume, swimsuit, and evening gown.

 

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega’s swimsuit

 

During the question and answer portion, she was asked by professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek what women could learn from men. According to her, “A lot of men still believe in equality. I think that’s the thing that women we should learn from men.”

As a special portion of the pageant, a social media user was allowed to ask one question, which applied to all five contestants. When asked what her country’s greatest contribution to the world is, Vega answered, “I believe that my country has been an example to be followed by the rest of the countries… We are a persevering people. Notwithstanding many difficulties we have gone through, today we are world leaders in many different matters, and I am proud to represent (my country) for all of you.”

 

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega’s evening gown

 

The Miss Universe 2014 was held in Doral, Miami, and judged by TV host and shoe designer Kristin Cavallari, Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump, Grammy award winner Emilio Estefan, NFL football player DeSean Jackson, Project Runway‘s Nina Garcia, MTV star William Levy, and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

 

What do you think? Does Paulina Vega deserve the crown? Share your thoughts below! 

 

Miss Colombia Wins Miss Universe 2014






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