Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, today crowned as Miss Universe 2015, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler of the Venezuela handed the tiara to her at the event watched by an audience of nearly 1 billion across the world.
This 22-year-old student of business administration from Columbia, is the Second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. The last time Colombia won the crown was in 1956 when LuzMarina Zuluaga took home the title. In the Miss Universe Colombia pageant she earned the highest score possible in every presentation, 9.9.
|Miss Colombia's Paulina Vega Become the Miss Universe 2015|
India's Noyonita Ladh, 21, failed to reach the top 10 in the 63rd edition of the pageant held late last night in Florida, United States. The last time an Indian won the Miss Universe title was Bollywood actress Lara Dutta in 2000.