Out of the 88 beauties representing their various countries, 22 year old Paulina Vega, representing Colombia took the crown home. No African country made it through the first stage. MBGN Universe Celestine Queen however, bagged the Miss Congeniality award.
Paulina Vega is a student of business administration at Barranquilla, Colombia. Miss Colombia was crowned by the outgoing Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.
Natalie Morales of the Today show hosted the competition. The broadcast included performances by singers Nick Jonas and Prince Royce.
The top 15 contestants were:
Miss Colombia: Paulina Vega
Miss USA: Nia Sanchez- 1st runner up
Miss Ukraine: Diana Harkusha- 2nd runner up
Miss Jamaica: Kaci Fennell
Miss Netherlands: Yasmin Verheijen
Miss Venezuela: Migbelis Lynette Castellanos
Miss Spain Desire Cordero
Miss Philippines: Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss India: Noyonita Lodh
Miss France: Camille Cerf
Miss Argentina: Valentina Ferrer
Miss Brazil: Melissa Gurgel
Miss Italy: Valentina Bonariva
Miss Australia: Tegan Martin
Miss Indonesia: Elvira Devinamira
The contestants with the top 5 costumes were Miss Canada, Miss Argentina, Miss Indonesia, Miss Germany, and Miss India. The winner of the costume segment was Miss Indonesia.
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