Miss World Colombia 2012 was crowned in a private ceremony which took place earlier this week, and she is Barbara Turbay, 19, a Communication university student who from Bogota currently residing in Miami.
Barbara participated in Miss Bogota (Universe) 2011-12 and placed second. Her cousin, Paola Turbay, was Miss Colombia and vice-Miss Universe back in 1992.
Because of Miss World’s calendar change (it will happen in July/August for the first time ever), just like several other countries, Colombia organized a special casting call to choose its representative in Miss World 2012. The winner of Miss World Colombia, which will happen on the second semester, will compete in Miss World 2013.
Barbara Turbay will represent Colombia in Ordos, China, where Miss World 2012 will be held. Miss World 2012 will be crowned on August 18.