Congratulations, Paulina Vega! The Colombian beauty was crowned the 2014 winner of the Miss Universe pageant!
So exciting! Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, 22, was named 2014’s Miss Universe! After a rigorous competition starting with 88 girls from around the world showing off their stunning beauty and talent at the FIU Arena in Miami, Florida, the stunner went home the ultimate winner over Miss USA Nia Sanchez!
Paulina Vega Wins Miss Universe: Colombia Beauty Takes Crown
After impressing the panel of judges and the world with her best beauty looks, Miss Colombia’s Paulina stole the show and was crowned as Miss Universe 2014.
From a super sexy pink bikini to blowing everyone away with her breathtakingly beautiful dress during the evening gown section and Nick Jonas‘ performance — it was clear that Paulina was a contender to watch right from the beginning.
Miss Universe is an incredibly high honor to achieve and as Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo exclusively told HollywoodLife.com after her win — it can be very intimidating.
Olivia Culpo: Former Miss Universe Reveals Dating Trouble After Win
She revealed that in the dating world, guys, “they don’t see Miss Universe at first, and then there’s always that awkward moment when they find out, and you have to think, ‘this is a little uncomfortable,’” Olivia who is now famously dating Nick Jonas dished. “I don’t know if they like me or they just think it’s cool so they can tell their friends that they’re talking to Miss Universe. But to me I’m still just Olivia, and I’m going to continue thinking that, instead of the title!”
The stunner also revealed her most surprising moment during her time as Miss Universe. “The most surprising thing [since winning the Miss Universe pageant] happened when I went on my first trip to Indonesia — I forgot my crown at home,” she said. “That was the most shocking moment of my life. Really? I had just won Miss Universe, my first international trip, and I left my crown.”
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— Caitlin BeckFollow @Beck_Caitlin