On Sunday night, the world watched with bated breath to find out who would be crowned Miss Universe 2014. To everyone’s surprise, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega won! It was a surprise because the 22-year-old is relatively new to the pageant world, but let us tell you, girl can walk the walk and talk the talk. Vega beat out runner-ups Miss USA Nina Sanchez, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen and Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell.
There were a few reasons why the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant was much more intense than other pageants we’ve seen…
Let’s start with Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, who was named 4th runner up. Fans of Fennell, the stunning 22-year-old from Kingston, were veerrry upset (to say the least) over the fact that she did not win. Not only did the audience in Miami let out a ton of boos over the decision, but her name started trending on Twitter instantly as well. According to International Business Times, some felt that it was because Fennell wore her hair short, others believed it was a race factor. Watch below:
Moving on to another controversial moment. This one came during the question portion of the pageant when professional skateboarder and judge Rob Dyrdek asked Vega “what can women learn from men?” We don’t need to tell you that question is just irrelevant and offensive.
And finally, everyone was waiting for even more controversy between Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon, who posed for a photo together earlier this week, causing everyone to lose their damn minds. Luckily, there was nothing but peace.
Scroll down to see photos from last night’s Miss Universe 2014 pageant.