Taliana María Vargas Carrillo (born in Santa Marta) is Miss Colombia 2007 and Miss Universe first runner-up 2008. Vargas is a Colombian student of Journalism at the Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.
Vargas placed in the Top 5 in the Miss Universe 2008 pageant held in Vietnam, eventually finishing as first runner-up to the winner, Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza, on July 14, 2008 (local time). Taliana was awarded the 3rd best body; while, Mexico took 1st. Taliana received the highest scores in both the evening gown and swimsuit competitions. She walked in her golden wavy gown to which judges awarded a 9.829, one of the highest scores in recent years. In swimsuit, she was awarded 9.433.