19-year old Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, who represented the state of Sucre, was crowned Miss Venezuela 2011 during the annual ceremony held at the Venevision studios in Caracas on October 15th. A student of scenic arts, Irene was born in Puerto Ordaz (Bolivar) and grew up in Rio Caribe (Sucre); and stands 178 cm in height. She will compete in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.
Meanwhile, Gabriela Ferrari Peirano (20) was crowned Miss World Venezuela. The student of Communications from Valencia stands 1.75 m tall and will compete in the Miss World 2012 pageant to be held over the summer. She represented Distrito Capital.
Miss Guarico, Blanca Aljibes, will represent Venezuela at the Miss International 2012 pageant in China. She is 23 years old with a height of 1.76 cm.
Miss Yaracuy, Osmariel Villalobos, will compete in Miss Earth 2012, and Miss Carabobo, Isabela Ramos Cano, was named the 1st runner-up.
According to Reuters, the 2012 Miss Universe pageant will be held in Kosovo.
24 beautiful women competed in the annual event. Due to Venezuelas economic situation, organizers of the contest decided to hold a smaller event at the famous Estudio Uno in Venevision. The pageants usual venue, the Poliedro, was not used due to a considerable rise in its cost. In 2010, the event took place in the city of Maracaibo.