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Miss Colombia Takes Miss Universe Crown

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is the new Miss Universe, after winning the crown at a glitzy pageant Sunday night outside of Miami.

The 22-year-old Vega beat out runner-up Nia Sanchez of the United States and third place Diana Harkusha from Ukraine.

A total of 88 contestants took part in the contest, which is open to women between 18 and 27 years old who have not been married or had a child.

Vega, who studies business administration at a Bogota university, is the first contestant from Colombia to win since 1958.