It’s been a long time coming, 56 years to be precise, since the Miss Universe title went to Miss Colombia. Not any more! The New York Film Academy would like to congratulate 2015’s Miss Universe from Colombia, Paulina Vega.
The 22-year-old business student from Barranquilla beat out runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez, along with over 80 other contestants from all around the world in front of a live telecast, which was attended by NYFA representatives.
Following the excitement, Vega had this to say, “It felt like home. I felt like I was in Colombia with my people. I felt that support in every moment of the pageant.”
Prior to the competition, Vega told reporters on hand, “It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today. A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.”
Now she has made that dream come true. As the winner, the New York Film Academy presented Miss Vega with a one-year scholarship to further pursue her education and passion to succeed.
NYFA has been the school of choice for numerous Miss Universe and Miss USA winners in the past, including Olivia Culpo who has since been seen as a co-host on Extra with Maria Menounos. Acting for Film graduate, and former Miss USA, Crystle Stewart plays the role of Leslie on Tyler Perry’s television show, For Better for Worse.
We wish Miss Vega the best of luck following her win, and hope to see her soon on campus!