25-year old Kimberly Castillo, who represented Higuey, was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2014 during the annual gala held at the National Theater Eduardo Brito.

Standing 178 cm in height, Kimberly will now represent the Dominican Rep. at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant in a date and place still to be announced.

Santiago (Aletxa Mueses), Dominican Community in Mexico (Dhio Moreno), Distrito Nacioonal (Marimar Lopez) and Punta Cana (Analiz de la Cruz) completed the finalists.  Reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler was a special guest at the gala.