Señorita Colombia 2013 Paulina Vega Dieppa--"Miss Atlantico" will now represent "Miss Colombia" at next year's "Miss Universe 2014" beauty pageant
Señorita Colombia 2013 Paulina Vega Dieppa
Crowning: Paulina Vega Dieppa "Miss Atalntico" (right) being crowned by "Miss Universe Colombia 2012" Carmen Lucia Aldana Roldán (left)
This month was a big pageant month being that the "Miss Universe 2013" pageant occurred earlier on November 9th. In all the excitement of the pageant and spending a lot of time writing fun blog postings about it; including the winner and the gowns...another beauty pageant that occurred just days afterward, escaped me: the "Señorita Colombia"/"Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014". A couple of weeks ago, the 79th(!) edition of this national beauty contest happened, in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias on November 11th. The winner was Paulina Vega Dieppa. Paulina represented the coastal state of Atlantico.
Paulina Vega Dieppa--the new "Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014"
Miss Atlantico Paulina Vega Dieppa--and new "Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014"--Opening dress (left), Swimsuit (right)
Miss Atlantico (and new "Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014) Paulina Vega Dieppa
A native of Barranquilla--a Caribbean port city less than an hour’s drive from Cartagena--Vega won with 9.9 scoring performances on both the gown and swimsuit competitions.The new "Miss Universe Colombia" is 20 years old, and stands 1, 77 m (about 5' 10"). She will represent her country at next year's "Miss Universe 2014".
Top Two: "Miss Atlantico" reacts as her name is being announced as the new "Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014"--First Runner-up was Zuleika Kiara Suárez Torrenegra, who represented San Andres and Providencia. The 1, 80 m (5' 11") beauty will represent Colombia in "Miss International 2014".
Top Five: (left to right) "Miss San Andres and Providencia" Zuleika Kiara Suárez Torrenegra, "Miss Valle" Tania Valencia Cuero,"Miss Antioquia" Carolina Crovo Sierra "Miss Risaralda" María Alejandra López Pérez, "Miss Atlantico" Paulina Vega Dieppa
"Miss Universe 2011" Leila Lopes
Muñoz--Miss Tolima received the lowest gown score of the night with this pink strapless dress. And I can see why: I have seen this dress hanging on a plastic mannequin in Downtown LA "Fashion District". Been There/Done That. And that hair and those earrings...are we in 1992? Ayyyy Mija!!!
Miss Choco Yesuli Londoño Mosquera--One word: GURL!!!! I have to give "Miss Choco" points for being so daring as to wear this ivory fringed and sequined Alfredo Barraza-designed gown that looked as if it was attacked by a trim store. On the other hand...she looked as if she was attacked by a trim store!
Felicitaciones to the new Señorita Colombia/Miss Universe Colombia 2013-2014! And thank goodness she wore a fabulous gown!