MIAMI — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe in pageant in Miami, beating out contestants from 88 other countries.
Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday’s competition in Miami.
Vega is from Barranquilla, Colombia and is studying business administration. She said the contests leading to MIss Universe were the first she’d participated in and will be her last as she’s eager to return to her studies in business administration.
The 22-year-old is the granddaughter of a legendary tenor, Gastón Vega.