Current Affairs: Colombipra's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida.

The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. The last time Colombia won the crown was in 1956 when Luz Marina Zuluaga took home the title. Vega, wearing a long silver sequined gown, was beaming and tearful as she accepted her sash and crown from reigning Miss Universe, Venezuelan Gabriela Isler. She edged out first runner-up, Nia Sanchez from the United States, hugging her as her win was announced. Vega spoke proudly of her country, and said in the question round Colombia has been a role model for the rest of the world. We are persevering people, despite all the obstacles, we keep fighting for what we want to achieve. After years of difficulty, we are leading in several areas on the world stage. Vega won highest possible score of 9.9 in every presentation at the Miss Universe Colombia contest, according to the pageant's website. The five-foot-nine (180 centimeter) model from Barranquilla is the granddaughter of legendary tenor Gaston Vega and 1953 Miss Atlantico, Elvira Castillo. She beat out Ukraine's Diana Harkusha, Yasmin Verheijen from the Netherlands and Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, who were also top five finalists. The 63rd edition of the Miss Universe pageant, held at Florida International University, geared up with the traditional parade of eye-catching national costumes before a full house of enthusiastic fans. Ten judges were tasked to select this year's winner, including Cuban-American music mogul Emilio Estefan, Cuban soap opera star William Levy and Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao. The event is actually the 2014 Miss Universe pageant. The competition was pushed back until now to try to get a bigger television audience. The contest, owned by Donald Trump, is watched by about 600 million worldwide, pageant officials say. There was some criticism of the USD 2.5 million contribution that the city of Doral made to the pageant, as local politicians were divided over whether the promotion for the city near Miami is worth that money.

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Movie news: Gopala Gopala Movie 5 Days Collections

Gopala Gopala Movie 5 Days Collections

Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran are seen in the lead characters in the recently released film Gopala Gopala is running successfully with positive talk.

The film has managed to
collect Rs. 20.28 crores share in first 5 Days of its run in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions. Gopala Gopala has collected Rs. 7.09 Crores in Nizam area till now. This movie is tipped to be a satirical drama which is the official remake of Bollywood movie Oh My God.

Shrath Marar and Suresh Babu jointly produced Gopala Gopala film while Kishore Kumar Pardhasani is the director and Anup Rubens composed tunes.

Area                        5 Days Share

Nizam                         7.09
Ceded                         3.45
Nellore                       0.73
Krishna                      1.43
Guntur                       1.83
Vizag                         2.32
East Godavari           1.98
West Godavari          1.45
Total Share              20.28 (Andhra Pradesh + Telangana)