Paulina Vega Miss Universo Colombia Tribute Painting by Rafael Salazar - Colombian Artist © Paulina Vega was born on January 15, 1993 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the daughter of cardiologist Rodolfo Vega Llamas and Laura Dieppa, and granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gatsón Vega. She is also the grandaughter of Elvira Castillo, Miss Atlántico 1953 (Colombia). She studies business administration at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She has been a model since she was 8 years old.