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PHOTO GALLERY: Colombia's Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2015




Miss Colombia Paulina Vega poses after being named a top 5 finalist, on her way to be crowned as Miss Universe, at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, January 25, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega (L) is crowned by last year's Miss Universe, Venezuela's Gabriela Isler, at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, January 25, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega carries flowers after becoming Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega smiles after being crowned Miss Universe at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, January 25, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

The five final contestants, from left, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen and Miss USA Nia Sanchez pose during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right foreground, talks to the final five candidates during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Finalists from left: Paulina Vega of Colombia, Kaci Fennell of Jamaica, Diana Harkusha of Ukraine, Yasmin Verheijen of the Netherlands, Nia Sanchez of the U.S (Photo: AP)

Lara Debbane, Miss Egypt 2014 competes on stage in her evening gown during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo (Photo: Reuters)

Saly Greige, Miss Lebanon 2014 competes on stage in her evening gown during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo (Photo: Reuters)

Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Nick Jonas performs during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega carries flowers after becoming Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega waves after becoming Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

The contestants pose on stage as the Miss Universe pageant begins in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

All the contestants pose on stage during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the crown with "pride and excitement" as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate.