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Miss Universe 2015: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Crowned As Crowd Boos Miss Jamaica’s 4th Runner-Up Status

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2015 onstage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant.

Paulina’s the beauty queen to rule them all! Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe 2015. The 22-year-old beauty beat out runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and finalists Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, and Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen.

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega participtes in 63rd Annual Miss Universe

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Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha
Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha participtes in 63rd Annual Miss Universe

“It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today,” Vega said prior to winning the crown at the 63rd annual pageant, broadcast live on NBC from the FIU Arena in Doral, Miami. “A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.” See more gorgeous photos of Miss Colombia.

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell
Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell participtaes in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe

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During the Q&A portion of the competition, Vega impressed the judges when asked what she thinks women can learn from men. “I believe there’s still men that do believe in equality,” she said through a translator. “I believe that’s what women should learn from men.” 

Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen
Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen participates in 63rd Annual Miss Universe

While Vega’s win was celebrated, many fans in the audience weren’t thrilled when Miss Jamaica came in fourth. In fact, an audible portion of the audience could be heard booing as the judges announced their decision.

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Miss USA Nia Sanchez
Miss USA Nia Sanchez participtes in 63rd Annual Miss Universe
“Yow #MissJamaica shoulda been #MissUniverse2015 STILL!,” one fan of Fennell tweeted, while another added, “Jamaica should’ve got 2nd runner up at least. Like c’mon now, she was the best there! smh #MissUniverse2015.” 

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