The critically acclaimed beauty pageant Miss Universe of 2014 has finally got its queen – congratulations to Paulina Vega from Colombia for winning the title!
Her crown is inspired by the New York City skyline and is worth over USD300,000!
Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, Miss Universe of 2013 crowned the new Miss Universe at the pageant this year which saw a total of 89 countries and territories participating in the 63rd Miss Universe beauty pageant held on January 25, 2015 at the FIU Arena at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA.
The other countries that made it into the top 10 aside from Colombia are; Jamaica, Ukraine, Argentina, Philippines, Spain, Netherlands, Venezuela, Australia and the U.S.A.
Based on fan Twitter votes, Elvira Devinamira from Indonesia won the Best National Costume with her unique costume which depicts the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Borobudur Temple.
Also, for the Special Awards, Gabriela Berrios of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Photogenic due to her strong features and gorgeous smile while the Miss Congeniality award went to Queen Celestine of Nigeria.
Here are the other winners of Miss Universe 2014:-
- Nia Sanchez of USA – 1st Runner-Up
- Diana Harkusha of Ukraine – 2nd Runner-Up
- Yasmin Verheijen of Netherlands – 3rd Runner-Up
- Kaci Fennell of Jamaica – 4th Runner-Up
Although Miss Malaysia, Sabrina Beneett did not manage to place in the finals, we’re still proud of her achievements thus far and hope to see more of her this year!