Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, one of the top 5 favourites with a dominating height at 5 ft 9 inches has finally won the Miss Universe title and the first runner-up was Miss USA Nia Sanchez.
In all, 88 contestants participated in the scintillating and highly electrifying event held on Sunday in Miami. India’s Nayonita Lodh failed to make it the top 10.
Paulina Vega; AGE: 22 HOMETOWN: Barranquilla;HEIGHT: 5’ 9” LANGUAGE: Spanish, English
Vega,22, an MBA student from Barranquilla, Colombia, said, “It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today. A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person,” in her pre-competition video.
The second runner up was Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha. Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen were among the top five. Miss Colombia was crowned by the outgoing Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.
Another favorite Miss Venezuela Migbelis Lynette Castellanos was unable to make to the top though she was able to do it last year. Singers Nick Jonas and Prince Royce performed at the event among others.
Paulina Vega, Miss Universe 2014 with elegant look and walk and nocturnal lagophthalmos, had her eyes spelling the winning number from the beginning and her height at 5 feet and 9 inches was the most dominating factor on the stage on Saturday.
Born on January 15, 1993 Vega turned 22 just 10 days before winning her life-time achievement of Miss Universe crown that will keep her busy and take her all over the world as an ambassador of peace with beauty.
Her father is cardiologist Rodolfo Vega Llamas and her mother is Laura Dieppa, and she is the granddaughter of the
legendary tenor Gatsón Vega. She is also the grandaughter of Elvira Castillo, Miss Atlántico 1953 (Colombia).
She is an MBA student at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and has been a model since she was 8 years old. Paulina comes from a big family, with four sisters and three brothers. She graduated from a German school in Colombia, and is fluent in Spanish, English and speaks a bit of French.
In the Miss Universe Colombia pageant too she earned the highest score possible in every event, 9.9. She prefers to spend time with her family and friends during her spare time, and prefers to her dog Mateo to the part.
Some interesting facts about her make her special too. She sleeps with her eyes open, often confusing her visitors whether she is awake or asleep. She enjoys her gym with dance, like a crazy person.
She is very disciplined and makes a checklist of everything before she undertakes it. No wonder, her checklist made her to the top Miss Universe Tile 2014 on Sunday at Miami.