Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear Dies After Carjacking Attempt
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 01/07/2014 - 13:26

Mónica Spear, who won Miss Venezuela in 2004, died tragically late last night, according to


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Gabriela Isler becomes Miss Universe
10 Things You Didn't Know About Miss Universe
By Cristina Arreola | 11/11/2013 - 13:27

On Saturday night, Miss Venezuela was crowned the 62nd Miss Universe! Gorgeous Gabriela Isler, 25, was awarded the crown after competing with 85 beautiful contestants at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Originally from Maracay, Venezuela, Isler will serve as Miss Universe for the next year, representing her country–and Latinas–across the globe! 


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Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic and Miss Venezuela during 2012 Miss Universe
WATCH: Miss Venezuela's Confusing & Epic Answer in Miss Universe Pageant
By Amaris Castillo | 12/20/2012 - 10:33

During last night's Miss Universe pageant, all of Latin America cringed for Miss Venezuela.

Perhaps even the entire world.

When Irene Sofia Esser Quintero was asked by cutie actor Diego Boneta what new law she would want to create, what ended up coming out of her beaming mouth sounded more like a hot, rambling mess.


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A Peek Inside Venezuela's Beauty Queen Factory
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2009 - 10:00

Venezuela is known for a lot of things: Hugo Chavez, Angel Falls and having the most beautiful women in the world. For a country that is relatively small, it has churned an impressive number of international pageant winners, most recently Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.

Behind every beauty queen is the 60-year-old Osmel Sousa, president of the Miss Venezuela pageant. He also runs a beauty school in the hills of Caracas, a large pink building where the country's most beautiful women go in search of perfection.


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Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2008
By smundhra | 07/14/2008 - 16:19

Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe 2008 on Sunday evening in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The 22-year-old Miss Venezuela beat out three other Latinas for the title—Miss Colombia Taliana Vargas, who won first runner-up, as well as Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Mexico, who came in third and fifth, respectively. Miss Russia rounded out the top five in the fourth runner-up spot.


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