|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Carolina Eva Izsák Keményfy
September 21, 1971
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Title(s)||Miss Venezuela 1991|
|Miss Venezuela 1991
Miss Universe 1992
(Best in Swimsuit)
Carolina Eva Izsák Keményfy (born September 21, 1971 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan beauty queen who competed in the 1992 Miss Universe pageant on May 8, 1992 and placed fourth after being the leader of the competition that night.
Izsák was born to a Hungarian family. She was crowned Miss Venezuela 1991 representing the state of Amazonas. Her runner-up in the pageant was Ninibeth Leal of Zulia, who later would be crowned Miss World 1991.
When the pageant began, Izsák won all three preliminary competitions: swimsuit, interview and evening gown. Her score of 9.477 is the highest televised combined preliminary score in the pageant's history. Her nearest rival was Michelle McLean of the African nation of Namibia, coming after the preliminaries at second place with 9.147.
During the live telecast, Izsák continued her impressive scores and won the Top 10 swimsuit and evening gown competitions, coming in second only in the interview portion. When the 10 semifinalists were narrowed down to six finalists, Izsák entered in first place as the woman to beat. In the next round of competition, the judges' questions, she was asked by judge Khun Ying Sasimi Srivikorn: "If you could know one thing about your future, what would you like to know?". Izsak answered that she does not want to know anything about her future even though she does project her life and tries to live every day as if it is her last. The jury did not give her high enough scores to make the top three, and Izsák finished in fourth place.
Her sudden and unexpected cut from the final 3 startled TV viewers from around the world and still is a much discussed topic amongst pageant watchers to this day. The 1992 Miss Universe crown was ultimately won by the contestant who came second after her during the preliminaries, Michelle McLean, who became the first Namibian to attain the title.
Ironically, Namibia's McLean and two other semi-finalists, Lisa de Montalk of New Zealand and Anke van Dermeersch of Belgium, had competed in the 1991 Miss World pageant won by Izsák's runner-up in the Miss Venezuela pageant: Ninibeth Leal - in the 1991 Miss World pageant, Lisa de Montalk advanced to the top 10 whereas Anke van Dermeersch did not place at all. On her turn Michelle McLean finished in the top 5, presumably in the 5th place, just behind Jamaica´s Sander Foster (the latter being a semifinalist in the 1989 Miss Universe pageant and the winner of the 1990 Miss Intercontinental pageant).
Life after Miss Universe
After the pageant, Izsák returned to Venezuela, where she completed her studies of architecture (Universidad Simon Bolivar) and eventually got married. She leads a life away from the spotlights, is a mother and currently resides in the USA.
- ¡Ellas también fueron reinas! La Voz, 16 de agosto de 2009.
- Curiosidades de Miss Venezuela Notitarde, 28 de mayo de 2005.
- Carolina Izsak, el glamour y la clase hecha persona El Aragüeño, 23 de mayo de 2004.
|Awards and achievements|
|First||Miss Universe - Best in Swimsuit
|Miss Venezuela Universe