Valeria Ayos was crowned Miss Universe Colombia 2021 at the end of the gala, held on October 18, 2021 at the Chamorro hotel in Bogota. Beating 23 other beautiful candidates, the representative of Cartagena succeeds Miss Universe Colombia 2020 Laura Olascuaga. With this title, she wins the opportunity to represent her country at the upcoming edition of Miss Universe pageant, in Eilat, Israel.
The 27-year-old model also works as presenter. She graduated in International Relations at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University.
Not a newnie to pageantry, she was crowned Miss Earth Colombia 2018 and finished Miss Earth Water 2018 (or 2nd runner-up of Miss Earth) during the pageant held on October 20, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. In the previous edition of Miss Universe Colombia, won by Laura Olascuaga, Valeria would be one of the candidates by participating in representation of the island of San Andrés and Providencia; However, she at that time she tested positive for coronavirus and had to be absent from the contest.
The 2021 Miss Universe Colombia’s court includes Maria Alejandra López (Miss Risaralda) and Francelys Santoya (Miss Bolívar) as first and second runners-up, respectively.