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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe 2014 at a Miami ceremony.

Paulina Vega beat out 87 other candidates from around the world.

Miss USA Nia Sanchez was named the runner-up.

Paulina Vega, 22, replaces last year’s winner Gabriela Isler.

She was crowned making her the 63rd Miss Universe titleholder.Miss Universe 2014 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Paulina Vega was born on January 15, 1993, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the daughter of cardiologist Rodolfo Vega Llamas and Laura Dieppa, and granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gatsón Vega. She is also the grandaughter of Elvira Castillo, Miss Atlántico 1953 (Colombia).

She studies business administration at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She has been a model since she was 8 years old.

Paulina Vega belongs to a big family, with four sisters and three brothers. She graduated from a German school in Colombia, and speaks English and a bit of French.

In the Miss Universe Colombia pageant Paulina Vega earned the highest score possible in every presentation, 9.9. During her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, and going to the park with her dog, Mateo.

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Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez has been crowned Miss USA 2014.

Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, has beat out 50 other contestants Sunday night in Louisiana.

First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari.

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez has been crowned Miss USA 2014

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez has been crowned Miss USA 2014

Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, gave up her crown to Nia Sanchez after a three-hour telecast from the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.

Other runner-ups were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.

Carlyn Bradarich got a second chance when the viewing audience gave her the most votes on Twitter.

Nia Sanchez will go on from the 63rd Miss USA to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.

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