Laura Olascuaga crowned Miss Universe Colombia 2020

17 Nov 2020 | Ana Walia

The organization of Miss Universe Colombia hosted the inaugural edition of Miss Universe Colombia 2020 at Barranquilla, Colombia, just a few hours ago where Miss Bolivar 2020 Laura Olascuaga was crowned as the new Miss Universe Colombia 2020 and has earned the opportunity to represent Colombia at Miss Universe 2020. Miss Universe Colombia 2020 is now under the guidance of national director Natalie Ackermann. Miss Universe Colombia decided to branch out from Senorita Colombia Organization recently.

Laura is 25-years-old and stands 178 cm tall and had shown immense dedication towards winning the title and represent her country of Colombia at international stage. She has a degree in Social Communication and Journalism from Universedad del Norte. She was one of our favorites for the title as well.



Miss Universe Colombia 2020 Laura Olascuaga’s court includes:

First Runner-up: Jenifer Pulgarín Candelo

Second Runner-up: Laura Juliana Lamus Vargas

Laura is not new to the pageantry as she participated in Senorita Colombia 2018 and was adjudged as the first runner-up (Virreina Colombia 2018) at the end of the event finale. She resigned from the position by stating, “They are personal reasons, but I do think that (resigning) is the best for my peace of mind. This has to do with many things, also with my rest, my future, everything that is coming, my projects, and because I feel that it is a closed cycle.” She further mentioned that she wanted to spend some time with her family as the process of preparing for the reign completely consumed her. After taking a break from the pageants, Laura has worked with various designers and photographers that has helped her gain experience and focus more.



Laura stated that she is very blessed and thankful for all the opportunities she has received till now and for her stint at Miss Colombia 2018, she mentioned, “I am very happy with the contest, I am very grateful for everything I learned, but another contest would be too much. That opportunity must be for someone who really wants ... Obviously I prepared myself, like everyone else, to be Miss Colombia, and I had won, obviously I would have continued with the whole process. "

The diva describes herself as spontaneous woman who likes to talk about things with people and understand them better. She also explains that she loves to share with people and attend events and much more when helping those most in need. She is supportive and an animal lover. In her free time, she enjoys a boat ride with her family, practices Boxing, Kangoo and plays the violin. For Laura, being a beauty queen and representing Colombia at Miss Universe 2020 stage means representing the strength, dedication and passion of Colombian women who today are occupying an important position in society and are being listened to.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Señorita Colombia 1967 Luz Helena Restrepo served as judges. They were joined by Amalín de Hazbún, Natalia Barulich and Pilar Guzmán Lizarazo. The coronation ceremony was hosted by Valerie Domínguez, Sebastián Carvajal, Susy Mora and Diego Pascuas.