Carlos Vives Shoots Music Video With Colombian Miss Universe

Carlos Vives performs onstage at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

Carlos Vives is no stranger to featuring beauty queens in his music videos. Back in 2002, he met his current wife, former Miss Colombia Claudia Elena Vasquez, when he featured her in the video for “Déjame Entrar.” Vasquez appeared in a Vives video again, in last year’s beautifully romantic “Bailar Contigo,” where the two play a couple form the 1950s.

And yet another former Miss Colombia (and actress) Paola Turbay was the leading lady in last year’s video for “Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar,” which also featured Marc Anthony.

Now, Vives has tapped another Miss Colombia for the music video for his upcoming single, “Las cosas de la vida.” But beauty queen Paulina Vega — who filmed with Vives on Sunday in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia — also happens to be the recently crowned Miss Universe 2015, a fact that has elevated interest in the video despite many attempts to keep it under wraps.

This is what we know: Filming took place in different locales in Barranquilla (which is also Shakira’s hometown), including Intendencia Fluvial, a recently restored building originally from 1926 which is now a museum and cultural center. The video, in typical Vives nostalgic fashion, looks to the past and present, draws heavily from Colombian scenery and tells the story of a man and a woman who meet as children and reunite years later.

“How could our video not be a hit if we have the happiness of our people from Barranquilla?” Vives wrote in a tweet.


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