Miss Venezuela has evolved from a beauty competition to an empowerment movement as it now requires inspiring, purposeful and self-confident women who are interested in positively impacting their country and the world.
The organization, now headed by former Venezuelan beauty queens, was previously presided by Osmel Sousa who resigned in 2018 following the allegations that shook his leadership coupled with the political and economic tension in the country.
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler together with equally strong and empowered women, Miss International 1985 Nina Sicilia and Miss World 1995 Jacqueline Aguilera joined forces to continue the legacy of the pageant and take it to a whole new level.
This year’s pageant will be held on Thursday, August 1 at Venevision studio, in Caracas where 24 contestants representing different states in the country will vie for the most coveted national beauty title. Miss Venezuela 2018 Isabella Rodríguez and reigning Miss International Mariem Velazco will crown their successors at the end of the event.
Miss Venezuela 2019 winners will represent the country at the prestigious Miss Universe 2019 and Miss International 2019 pageants.
Venezuela, situated on the northern coast of South America, home to a huge diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats and known for its world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, has produced 7 Miss Universe, 6 Miss World, 8 Miss International, and 2 Miss Earth winners, and it is still unquestionably a force to reckon with in the world of beauty pageants.
With a renewed image and current leadership, Miss Venezuela is committed to an evolution that values the role of Venezuelan women as a symbol, not only of elegance and femininity but also of heroism, courage, and contribution to social development.
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