Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez has been crowned as the new Miss Universe. The pageant kicked off in Bahamas early on Monday morning. The girls were judged according to three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The pageant was hosted by Access Hollywood co-anchor Billy Bush and model, actress and former Miss Rhode Island USA Claudia Jordan. The contest has been watched in over 180 countries. Three beauties from Latin America were among the top five finalists chosen to vie for the Miss Universe crown. The five finalists were from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Australia and Venezuela.Stefania will be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela.