Atlántico, is the new Miss Colombia

the barranquillera Paulina Vega Dieppa20 years old, brunette skin, very long brown hair, brown eyes, delicate features and a wide smile, was a favorite since she came to Cartagena and she is the eleventh woman in her department to achieve that honor.

Second place went to Zuleika Suarezthe representative of San Andrés, owner of an imposing stature and figure, as well as a very pretty face, which always had her at the top of the scores during all the presentations.

The roll of honor National Beauty Contestwhich will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year, was completed by the representatives of Risaralda, Maria Alexandra Lopez, chosen as the first princess; Antioch, Carolina Croveselected as the second princess, and Valle, Tanya Valenciachosen as the third princess.

“This is one of the best moments of my life and I want to thank you and tell you that I am your queen”were the first words of the new Miss Colombia, who next year will represent the country in Miss Universe.

Paulina is a second-semester business administration student at the Javeriana University. She has been a model and on several occasions she has been called to take pictures in magazines. She loves music Carlos Vivesbecause according to her it represents what Colombia is.

In the final phase of the contest, Paulina was asked about what reference she would give a foreigner about Colombian women and she answered: «In addition to the beauty that characterizes us, I would tell him that we are leaders, women to admire, good mothers and good professionals.» .

The very long evening of election and coronation that was broadcast live by the RCN channel was held at the Cartagena Convention Center and featured a live performance by the Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz very well remembered among Colombians.

The official presenters of the night were Carlos Calero Y Andrea Sernasupported by former Miss Colombia, Catherine Robayo. The three of them had the responsibility of maintaining the dynamics of the program for more than three hours, which, without a doubt, are very long for the election of a beauty queen.

During the program, other awards given to the candidates during the last days were mentioned, as follows: Miss Elegance, won by Miss Cauca; Best Handcrafted Suit and Favorite Body, Señorita Atlántico; Bodytech Figure, Miss Valle; Face Jolie De Vogue, Miss Risaralda; Queen of the Police, Miss Quindío; Miss Punctuality, Miss San Andrés; Miss Photogenic, Miss Meta, and Best partner, Miss Antioquia.

The qualifying jury was made up of Juan Manuel Diez de BonillaMexican economist; Jeanethe Stamparjewelry designer; John Ferdinand VelascoEcuadorian singer; Anabella Arauz de NahemPanamanian businesswoman, and Carlos RevillaPeruvian painter.

The parameters that were taken into account to choose the queen were: Body 30%; face, 30%; private interview, 15%. At the election and coronation evening, 10% was awarded to the gala dress; 10% to the swimsuit and 5% to the final question of the jury.

The new queen received more than 250 million in prizes, represented by a scholarship for professional studies; modeling contracts with the firms Leonisa, Jolie De Vogue and Postobón, among others; plane tickets, shoes, hotel accommodation, various jewelry and wardrobe trousseaus by renowned Colombian designers, among others.

Related note: This is how beauty queens answer, (audio) here.

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