On Thursday, August 1 at the Estudio 1 de Venevisión in Caracas took place the Miss Venezuela 2019 final, which selected national representatives for Miss Universe 2019 and Miss International 2019 elections. The winner of pageant was 20-year-old Thalia Olvino while the title of Miss Internacional Venezuela went to 20-year-old Melissa Jiménez. Mariem Velazco – Miss International 2018 was the co-host and special guest of this years election.
In Miss Venezuela 2019 final took part twenty-four candidates who presented themselves on stage in colorful cocktail dresses, swimsuits and evening gowns. From among them, the judges selected the most beautiful Venezuelan girl who will represent the country in Miss Universe 2019 pageant. She is 20-year-old Thalia Olvino who representing Delta Amacuro state.
(Thalia Olvino during the coronation at Miss Venezuela 2019, photo: AFP/Federico Parra)
Thalia comes from Valencia in Carabobo state. New Miss Venezuela is 178 cm tall and is a student of management and administrative sciences. She loves modeling, reading, yoga and sport (she practices swimming and synchronized swimming). She is fascinated with leadership and science. In her free time she also conducts methodology classes. In the future, she would like to start her own business.
(Thalia Olvino during the Miss Venezuela 2019 Final, photos: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
She is a member of the UNITEC Life program, which aims to successfully and dynamically introduce first-year students to university life and motivate them to actively develop their careers.
Thalia also has experience in beauty contests. In June last year, she took 2nd place in the Miss Earth Carabobo 2018 winning the title of Miss Earth Air Carabobo 2018. During the Miss Venezuela 2019 final she won not only sash and crown but also the prize of Best Evening Gown.
(Thalia Olvino as Miss Venezuela 2019, photo: Sumarium)
The crown of Miss Internacional Venezuela 2019 and right to represent country in the Miss International 2019 in November, in Japan were attended by 20-year-old Melissa Jiménez from Zulia state.
(Mariem Velazco – Miss International 2018 coronates Melissa Jiménez, photo: Times Now)
Melissa is from Maracaibo. She is 174 cm tall and is a student of nutrition and dietetics. She loves modeling, and in the future would like to become an international model. She also does sports and physical activity. For thirteen years she was a professional gymnast. She trains gymnastic dance. She is the niece of Ninibeth Leal – Miss World 1991.
Melissa has participated in Miss Zulia 2018 and won Miss Zulia 2019 pageant. In Miss Venezuela 2019 she also won the Best Hair award.
(Melissa Jiménez during the Miss Venezuela 2019 Final, photos: Alirio Vargas, Melissa Jiménez/Instagram)
TOP 5 of Miss Venezuela 2019 also included 19-year-old Luz María Ledezma from Apure (1st Runner-Up), 23-year-old Vanessa Coello from Monagas (2nd Runner-Up) and 22-year-old Oriana Pablos from Distrito Capital (3rd Runner-Up).
It is worth knowing that for the first time in Miss Venezuela’s history, the organizers gave up of the disclosure of the candidates dimensions.
Photo. FOT. Diario Ultima Hora Digital (1)