Gabriela Berrios, a 22-year-old beauty from Toa Baja municipality, was crowned as Puerto Rico's representative at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.

Puerto Rico's candidate to win the world's top beauty prize in 2014 has previously competed in the Miss Supranational 2012 contest and was named Ms. Latina International-USA in 2010.

She was also crowned Miss Tourism Intercontinental in 2010.

Berrios, a sculptural stunner with mahogany-hued hair, won over 27 compatriots at the ceremony held at San Juan's Fine Arts Center.

The contest kicked off with a performance by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Siete at a gala hosted by Alexandra Fuentes and Raymond Arrieta. EFE