Thursday, December 29, 2011

Veruska Ramírez

Miss Venezuela 1997

Birth name               Veruska Tatiana Ramírez
Birth date                 July 30, 1979
Birth place                Táriba, Táchira, Venezuela
Height                      1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Measurements          90-60-90 cm
Hair color                 Brown
Eye color                 Green

Veruska Tatiana Ramírez is Miss Venezuela 1997, winner of the Best in Swimsuit award and first runner-up to Miss Universe 1998.

As the official representative of her country to the 1998 Miss Universe pageant held in Honolulu, Hawaii, she got the highest semifinal swimsuit score ever seen in the history of individualized judges' scores (1990 to 2001), a combined score of 9.855, and still holds the record for that time period. Hers was the third consecutive placement of Venezuela in the top 2; a record shared with Colombia(although Venezuela won the crown in one of those occasions). In the end, she placed first runner-up to eventual winner Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago.

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