On the night of this holiday Monday, Laura Olascuaga was chosen as the new Miss Colombia and will represent the country in the next competition Miss Universe.
The 25-year-old journalism student and a native of Cartagena de Indias, she was chosen as the most beautiful, in a final that was played with Norte de Santander, Jenifer Pulgarín.
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During the Miss Universe Colombia, held in the Crystal Pavilion of that city, capital of the department of Atlántico, The new queen of Colombia, who was representing the department of Bolívar, prevailed over the 30 most beautiful women in the country.
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Laura Olascuaga returned to the beauty pageants after her presentation in 2018, when she became the national viceroy, while Gabriela Taafur from Valle del Cauca was crowned Miss Colombia.
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This Caribbean woman measures 1.80. On her Instagram account, the new Miss Universe thanked all of Colombia and accompanied the publication with a photograph of her with the crown and the band, right after being chosen.
The coronation night had as its central show the presentation of Gaiteros de Holy People, Latin Grammy nominees in the category ‘Best Folk Album’ and who performed traditional music from the north of Colombia.
There were also presentations by Maia, Mr. Black, Pipe Peláez and “Bemba Colorá”.
The jury was made up of the former Miss Universe Catriona Gray, the fashion designer Amalín de Hazbún, the former Colombian queen Luz Helena Restrepo, the model Natalia Barulich and the General Director for Colombia of the Ibero-American Public Relations Network, Pilar Guzmán.
A novelty that the election of the queen of Colombia had this year is that one of the 16 finalists was chosen by the public, who had the opportunity to vote for his candidate through social networks.
The voters’ favorite was Yeraldin Grajales Arias, who represented the department of Quindío.
Usually the reign was held at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, but this year the organizers took him to Barranquilla.