Paulina Vega's life as Miss Universe
"It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today," Vega said earlier in the week to ABCNews. "A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person."
Donald Trump Trump said Colombia was in the running to host next year's pageant but noted China was also a strong candidate.
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega and Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez meet the infamous Naked Cowboy in Times Square in New York City
The Colombian beauty queen will live in the American city for a year with Miss Usa & Miss Teen Usa, and so far, her stay has been marked by cold weather.
"Now, I'm here living in New York. (I like) everything but the weather. This has been very difficult for me. You don't see this in Barranquilla or Colombia. They told me it's over in March, then in April and now in May."
Vega explained that someone told her there would be six more weeks of winter.
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega poses for a photo in Times Square in New York
Since scoring the title, The 22-year-old is now concentrating on life in New York, where she’ll be living on Central Park South for the next 10 months.
And the only person she knows here — aside from Ivanka Trump — is an aunt.
“I really love the Central Park,” Vega says, not seeming to mind that she doesn’t have any friends in New York yet. “I can see the Central Park from my window!”
According to NYDailyNews, english is Vega’s second language, which might explain the difficulties she has expressing her passions about ending world hunger.
But in person, Vega owns the room and has a Vergara-like ability to express herself with excited cadence and loud bursts of joy. But what she’s actually saying, sometimes gets lost in translation.
Paulina Vega and Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez
Paulina and Nia had a meal at Bucca Di Beppo in Times Square. They enjoyed spaghettis and meatballs. Paulina will live with Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez and Miss Teen USA 2014 K Lee Graham.
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega and Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez enjoy spaghetti and meatballs at Bucca di Beppo in Times Square in New York City.
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega and Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez enjoy an ice cream sundae at Bucca di Beppo in Times Square in New York City