Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned on Sunday as the most beautiful of the universe, at the ceremony number 63 which was held in Miami, United States.
Barranquilla thus becomes the second Colombian to win the Miss Universe pageant: the first that got Luz Marina Zuluaga was in 1958.
The American Nia Sanchez placed second. The candidates of Ukraine, the Netherlands and Jamaica were also among the top five finalists.
During the round of questions, Vega said Colombia's greatest contribution to the world was the perseverance of its people.