Actress Sofia Vergara took time out of the Screen Actors Guild Awards afterparties on Sunday (25Jan15) to congratulate her fellow countrywoman Miss Colombia after she was crowned Miss Universe.
Paulina Vega beat Miss USA Nia Sanchez to claim the prestigious title at property mogul Donald Trump's annual pageant in Florida on Sunday night and Vergara wasted no time in celebrating the 22 year old's win with a congratulatory post online.
The Modern Family star, who was attending the SAG Awards in Los Angeles at the time of the beauty contest, took to her WhoSay.com account after the results news broke and shared a photo of Vega to mark the occasion.
In the accompanying caption, she simply wrote, "Barranquilla!!!!! Miss Universe!!!!", referring to Vega's native city.
Singer Ricky Martin also celebrated Vega's big win by uploading a congratulatory voicemail message in Spanish for the business administration student via Twitter.com.
Former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler, who now serves as a director for the Miss USA contests, also tweeted about the pageant results, writing, "Over the moon happy for @missusa 1st runner up at Miss Universe!! I am so proud and so honored to have been apart of your journey. I love u (sic).
"Congrats to Colombia Universe! and ALL the national directors, this has been such an honor... thank u #MissUniverse for an incredible show!"
The competition featured performances from Latin hunk Prince Royce and singer Nick Jonas, while the star-studded judging panel included actor/model William Levy, Gloria Estefan's producer husband Emilio Estefan, and Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Last year's (14) Miss Universe contest was won by Venezuela's Gabriela Isler.