When I think of Venezuela, three things come to mind:
- breathtaking landscapes
- exciting culture
- beautiful women
The women, in particular, are the kind you never forget about, from multitalented beauty queens to world-renowned stars.
If you want a better idea of what Venezuelan beauties have to offer, look no further than their incredibly successful models. In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 Venezuelan models who should be on your radar.
Our list of Venezuelan models includes everyone from up-and-coming talent and retired beauty queens to Instagram models and multitalented babes who have “model” as one of their many other titles.
10 Venezuelan models you should know about
Kerley Ruiz is a triple threat in the Venezuelan entertainment scene. She is a model, an actress, and a TV presenter. This showbiz star started her career in the limelight at the age of 7 when she booked an acting gig on a popular children’s TV show in her home country.
She went on to study arts, where she specialized in modeling, music, and dance. And boy has she put this degree to good use with her many showbiz projects ranging from soap opera appearances to cheerleading and commercial modeling.
Vanessa Goncalves is another one of the most popular Venezuelan models who proves that Venezuelan women really can do it all.
Vanessa showed that she was an all-rounded queen when she bagged the coveted Miss Venezuela crown in 2008.
The blonde and green-eyed beauty is not only pretty but also incredibly smart and studied dentistry while at university.
In addition to her career on the runway and the dentist’s office, Vanessa is also a successful fitness model and influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple social media platforms.
Dayana is another popular Venezuelan model who has roots in the Venezuelan pageant scene. This successful beauty queen has had the honor of consecutively wearing the Miss Venezuela, and Miss Universe crowns in 2007 and 2008.
Like most former beauty queens on our list, Dayana transitioned from the runway to the big screen. However, she prefers to be behind the camera and has had a lot of success working as a director and film producer in between her commercial modeling gigs.
Marjorie De Sousa
Marjorie is essentially a household name in Venezuela and is best known for portraying some of the most iconic villains in local soap opera hits. However, many may not realize that this breathtaking beauty got her start as a model at the age of only 12.
What started as print campaigns and video ads led to a long and successful run as a model, with her incredible looks and great charm ensuring that the work kept coming.
However, when Marjorie found her niche in acting, she never looked back. And with the success that she is enjoying, it is not so hard to see why.
Michelle Lewin is arguably the fittest model in Venezuela, and she has the abs to show for it.
This fitness model and icon has carved out a niche for herself as a fitness influencer. She has more than 14 million followers in and out of Venezuela and is always more than happy to share all her tips and tricks for healthy living and looking good.
Before her Instagram fame, Michelle was making a killing as a model and walked for some of Venezuela’s most successful fashion brands. Michelle also did a lot of print work and most notably landed a cover on Playboy Magazine.
Given how big pageant culture is in Venezuela, it is no surprise that there are so many beauty queens on our list of Venezuelan models to keep an eye out for. However, no one is more worthy of the title of pageant legend Irene Esser.
She has worn some of the most prestigious crowns, including Miss Venezuela in 2012, Miss Elegance Venezuela 2012, and 2nd runner’s up to Miss Universe 2012. But let’s not even get into all the local pageants that she has dominated.
With her beautiful figure and long, luscious locks, and great style, it is no surprise that Irene is considered one of Venezuela’s sex symbols and fashion icons.
Adriana’s story is like that of many others on our list, including multiple pageant titles and successful stints in commercial and runway modeling.
What makes Adriana worth attention is how seemingly effortlessly she balances her career and personal life.
Perhaps the most inspirational demonstration of this balance is through her expectant modeling project, where she merged her pregnancy experience with her career.
Norkys Batista is another Venezuelan model and public figure whose talent and fame have earned her a huge following on social media.
This influencer, model, and pageant titleholder has more than 7 million followers on Instagram alone. At 44 years of age, Norkys is living proof of the ageless beauty of Venezuelan women.
And given how successful her Instagram influencing career is, it is safe to assume we haven’t seen the last of this legendary beauty queen just yet.
Shannon is what is often referred to as a WAG. That is a wife or girlfriend of a sports personality. To be specific, Shannon is a soccer WAG which is probably the highest WAG honor in Venezuela given how popular the sport is there.
She has been in a long-term and controversial relationship with Everton’s Jaes Rodrigues. However, Shannon has a lot more going for her than her famous boyfriend. She is a successful international model as well as a social media influence with 2.4 million Instagram followers.
If you watched 1999’s The Mummy or its sequel, then you probably recognize Patricia. However, before she got into Hollywood, she was doing very well for herself in modeling. She has walked for designers like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and John Galliano, just to name a few. She has also found success as a brand ambassador for major names in the fashion and beauty industries, including Victoria’s Secret, Cover Girl, and Allure.
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