- Ligia Hernandez
Born: 5 April 1985
A beauty title holder, Ligia Elena Hernández Frías. In the Miss Venezuela 2008 pageant, on September 10, 2008, she was hosted by the Aragua state and placed in the ten semifinalists.
On 30 October 2008, she represented Venezuela on the Reina Hispanoamericana pageant in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and won the 4th runner-up title. She also won the Miss Photogenic and Miss Elegance Special Prizes.
- Veronica Schneider
Born: 16 December 1978
Schneider was born to María Elisa (sociologist), and Pablo Schneider (musician) in Caracas, Venezuela. She competed on the 1998 pageant of Miss Venezuela as Miss Monagas in 1997, and was Miss World Venezuela in 1998. She went to the Seychelles in November of that year to participate on the 1998 Miss World pageant, where she failed to make it to the semi-finals. At the Universidad Central de Venezuela she also studied computer science.
She belongs to the Jewish family, and graduated from Venezuela University in Computer Science. She competed in the pageant contest during 1998 and won the Miss Venezuela title in 1998 and also the contest’s first runner-up. She went to Seychelles in the same year for competing with Miss World 1998 beauty pageant contest but was unable to reach semi-finals.
- Irene Esser
Born: 20 November 1991
Irene Sofía Esser Quintero, who was crowned Miss Venezuela 2011, is a Venezuelan singer, model and beauty pageant title holder. Esser was raised in Río Caribe, Sucre, Venezuela. In Miss Universe 2012, she represented Venezuela, finishing 2nd Runner-Up.
She was called for second runner-up in Venezuela’s Miss Universe 2012. She was one of the women to win the title on the pageant. She also won the Miss Beauty award and was also recognized as Miss Venezuela’s third recipient.
- Dayana Mendoza
Born: 1 June 1986
Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada, who won Miss Universe 2008, is a Venezuelan model, actress and former beauty pageant contestant. She has earlier won Miss Venezuela 2007 in Caracas on September 13, 2007.
Once in Venezuela, Mendoza was abducted and claimed that her psychological trauma taught her to stay under pressure. After being Top 15 semifinalist at the Elite Model Look International 2001 held in Nice, France, she signed with Elite Model Management in 2001. She has collaborated with the firms Max Mara and Costume National, where she posed for Versace, Roberto Cavalli and other fashion designers for eight years in New York City, Italy, Germany, France, Greece and Spain. She is fluent in spanish, english and italian.
- Dominika Van Santen
Born: 15 July 1983
Dominika van Santen is Dutch and Venezuelan actress, actor, model, dancer, spokeswoman and beauty contestant. Born and raised in Maracaibo, van Santen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Born and raised in Maracaibo, van Santen graduated with a Bachelor of Communications degree (film, radio, and television). Since the age of 16, she has been studying Classic Ballet and Modern Dance, and started modeling at 17 with both successful careers. Carried out research on her drama in London, UK.
Van Santen started her modelling career at the age of 16. After her father saw an article about a beauty contestant in the newspaper he decided that Dominika would enter the contest. At first, Dominika was a little reticent, but eventually gave in to the request of her father. She entered the contest, and finished as the winner.