A 22-year-old business student from Colombia has been named as Miss Universe.
Paulina Vega came in ahead of Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a forth degree Tae Kwon Do black belt from Las Vegas.
Contestants from the Netherlands, Jamaica and Ukraine rounded out the five finalists at the annual pageant.
Vega is the fourth woman from South America to win the pageant in the past seven years, with contestants from Venezuela taking the title last year as well as in 2007 and 2008.
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