Colombia’s second Miss Universe since 1958, Paulina Vega Dieppa came home to find a crowd of hundreds of wellwishers, bands and military guard. The 22-years-old beauty chosen Miss Universe 2014 (in Doral, Florida, U.S.A) returned to her homeland on April 20.
On April 20, Paulina Vega has been announced as the new face of the shopping center Falabella. Models like Gisele Bunchen, Kate Moss and Valeria Maza have been face of Falabella in the past.
Paulina Vega : The Colombian Pride
Welcome Home Miss Universe 2014!
The current Miss Universe will be officially received by the President of the Colombian Republic, Juan Manuel Santos. Moments after Paulina’s historic win, people in Colombia flooded the streets and danced in celebration and President Juan Manuel Santos declared a national holiday in her honor.
“This demonstrates that in Colombia we have women who are intelligent, hard-working and perseverant in the face of obstacles,” Santos said. “They’re also very pretty.”
Colombians are obsessed with beauty and pageants are a major draw across social classes. But unlike neighboring Venezuela, which has won seven Miss Universe titles, Colombians are accustomed to falling short of the crown, with four runner-up appearances since 1992.
Paulina Vega will be in Barranquilla on May 10th to record a video for the Colombian Singer Carlos Vives.