Laura González is Señorita Colombia 2017

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La Señorita Cartagena, Laura González, es coronada como la nueva Señorita Colombia, recibe la corona de su antecesora Andrea Tovar. (AFP)

Laura González, the representative of Cartagena, was crowned the new Señorita Colombia on Monday, March 20.

The 21-year-old, 177cm (5’9.6″) tall actress and model will now represent Colombia in the next edition of the Miss Universe pageant. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Vanessa Pulgarín of Antioquia was named Virreina, while Yenniffer Hernández of Santander finished as primera princesa (first princess).

Vanessa Domínguez of Bogota (segunda princesa) and María Fernanda Betancur (tercera princesa) of Magdalena completed the Top 5 finalists.

Read: Colombia’s rush for another Miss Universe crown

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Laura González during the swimwear competition (Photo from Concurso Nacional de Belleza – Colombia)

González got the highest scores in both swimwear (9.9) and evening wear (9.8) rounds.

Colombia last won the Miss Universe crown in 2014 with Paulina Vega. The country also placed first runner-up in 2015 (Ariadna Gutierrez ) and second runner-up in 2016 (Andrea Tovar). Missosology.Org