By Francisco Salazar (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: May 19, 2013 10:14 PM EDT

(Photo : Univision/Televisa )

The final program of Nuestra Belleza Latina was filled with emotional and tense moments.

The show opened up with Colombian singer Carlos Vives who sang one of his hits while the five finalists danced.

The five participants then had to model and dance in swimsuits. The judges Lupita Jones, Osmel Sousa and Julian Gil commended them for their leadership, talent, and strength in the competition. Jones even went as far as stating that it was the strongest group they had ever seen in any season.  

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Larry Hernandez then performed his song "Dame Tu Amor" while the contestants changed for their challenge.

For this week's challenge the five finalists had to act out scenes from different telenovelas. They worked with the likes of Ernesto LaGuardia, Jorge Aravena, Pedro Morena, Carlos de la Mota, Eiza Gonzalez, and Salvador Zerboni.

Vives returned to the stage to sing another one of his hits while the finalists modeled evening gowns by Mas Juan.

Once the performances ended, Blondet announced that one of the finalists would win a scholarship to perfect her acting skills at the Univision CEA, the national school where numerous telenovela actors have developed. The winner was Vivana Ortiz and she will begin in January.

Before revealing the winners, footage of the last night at the house was shown and each finalist talked about what they felt and how they grew throughout the competition.

Blondet than revealed the winners. The fifth runner up was Marina while the fourth runner up was Barbara. The third place winner was Vivana.

Before Blondet announced the winner Vanessa de Roide, last year's winner modeled on stage one last time.

Sousa then announced that Marisela was the new winner while Audris was the runner up. She was crowned by De Roide and Sousa.

Marisela took home $250,000 as well as a KIA car. She also won an exclusive contract for a Univision photo shoot with Cosmopolitan.

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