Aside from the United States, no country has dominated beauty pageants the way Venezuela has. It has the most number of winners after the US, with six Venezuelans copping the crown. Outside of the US, it also has the most number of contestants to reach at least the semifinals of the beauty pageant. It even won consecutive titles in 2008 and 2009. Proof positive that Venezuela has some of the prettiest girls in the world.
Here is a list of the top 10 most beautiful women in Venezuela.
10. Maria Gabriela Paez
Maria Gabriela Paez is a model and television presenter. She has appeared in spreads and covers of various magazines and publications, including that of the prestigious Urbe Bikini magazine in Venezuela. She has also been featured in television shows of Sun Travel and the Tourism Channel. She has presented on the television show called “Every Man for Himself.” She is also the presenter of program information for the Venezuelan channel called Venevision, as well as the entertainment reporter of its news program.
9. Ly Jonaitis
Ly Jonaitis was born on October 12, 1985 and comes from Valencia in Guarico. She won the Miss Venezuela pageant in 2006 and went on to represent her country in the Miss Universe contest the following year. She placed second runner up in the event. Jonaitis also has Russian and Lithuanian ancestries. She is currently a model for Metropolitan Models based in France. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for different fashion designers, including Christian Dior.
8. Karla Lopez
Karla Lopez is also known as Karla Spice. Born in 1986, she was discovered while at a local swimming pool in her native Venezuela. The agent who saw her instantly offered her a contract to work for La Zona Modelos. She is considered to have the total package with her innocent appeal, hot body and long legs. In 2007, she was voted Ms. Non Nude of Venezuela. Barely a year later, she wowed her fans by publishing her first topless pictures. Since then, she has released new nude pictures every Friday.
7. Claudia Moreno
Claudia Moreno was born on November 8, 1977 and acomes from the Distrito Capital of Venezuela. She was a semifinalist in the Miss Venezuela pageant of 1999 and was appointed to represent her country in the 2000 Miss Universe beauty contest. She placed first runner up in the contest held in Cyprus.
6. Aida Yespica
Aida Yespica is a model and television personality. She was born on July 15, 1982 and comes from Barquisimeto in Amazonas. She represented the region in the 2002 Miss Venezuela beauty contest. Her sexy curves captured the attention of the press and the public despite the fact that she did not win the event. She then moved to Milan where she became a star, even appearing in the covers of magazines like GQ and Maxim. She was also regularly featured in Fashion TV and RAI. She appeared in the Italian and Spanish versions of “Survivor.” She also appeared in the made-for-TV movie called “Domani e Un’AltraTruffa.”
5. Dayana Mendoza
Dayana Mendoza was born on June 1, 1986 and comes from Caracas. She represented the state of Amazonas and won the Miss Venezuela pageant in 2007. She then went on to become the Miss Universe in 2008. Previous to that, she was with Elite Model Management and was even a finalist in the Elite Model Look International in 2001. She has worked for Max Mara, Costume Nacional, Roberto Cavalli and Versace. Mendoza also appeared in the 2012 season of “Celebrity Apprentice” in which she placed sixth overall. She courted controversy after nude pictures of her surfaced while working as a model for a jewelry company.
4. Scarlet Ortiz
Scarlet Ortiz was born on March 12, 1974 and comes from caracas. She represented Sucre in the 1992 Miss Venezuela pageant. In 1996, she joined show business by appearing in the children’s show called “Nubeluz.” She has also appeared in shows like “Llovizna,” “Nina Mimada,” “Luisa Fernanda,” “Yo Soy Betty, La Fea,” Mis 3 Hermanas,” “Mi Vida EresTu” and “ Alma Indomable.” She also recently appeared in shows like “DulceAmargo,” “Rafaela” and “Mira QuienBaila.”
3. Monica Spear
Monica Spear was born on October 1, 1984 and comes from Maracaibo in Zulia. She won the Miss Venezuela beauty contest in 2004 and represented the country in the 2005 Miss Universe. The event was filled with pressure as Spear was tasked to bring honor back to the country after the previous year’s entry failed to crack the top 15, the first time it happened to Venezuela in 22 years. She placed fourth runner up. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she is considered one of the most successful actresses in the country. She has appeared in shows like “Mi Prima Ciela,” “La Mujer Perfecta” and “FlorSalvaje.”
2. Norelys Rodriguez
Norelys Rodriguez is a television presenter and model. She was born in 1977 and comes from the area of Merida. She joined the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in 2001 and was adjudged to be the second runner up. In 2007, she became an image model for Polar, the most popular brand of beer in Venezuela. She became one of the Polar Girls and appeared in the beer brand’s much sought-after calendar. Rodriguez is the host and one of the main presenters of the show called “Wild On.”
1. Gaby Espino
Gaby Espino is an actress and model. She was born on November 15, 1976 and comes from Caracas. She is best known for her steamy roles in Venezuelan telenovelas. She first appeared in the 1997 show called “A Todo Corazon.” She has since appeared in at least 14 other telenovelas, including “Enamorada,” “Amantes de Luna Llena,” “Guerrad de Mujeres,” “Luna La Heredera,” “Se Solicita Principe Azul,” “La Mujer de Mi Hermano,” Mundo de Fiera” and “Sin Verguenza.” She most recently appeared in “Ojo PorOjo” and “Mas Sabe El Diablo.”