Bárbara Palacios

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Bárbara Palacios
Bárbara Palacios en Osmel Sousa.jpg
Palacios speaks from her home in 2020
Born (1963-12-09) December 9, 1963 (age 56)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationTV host, writer, beauty queen
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
TitleMiss Venezuela 1986
Miss Sudamérica 1986
Miss Universe 1986
Víctor Manrique
(m. 1988)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
Miss Venezuela 1986
Miss Sudamérica 1986
Miss Universe 1986

Bárbara Palacios Teyde (born December 9, 1963)[2] is a Venezuelan TV host, writer, beauty queen, and preacher. She is the third woman from Venezuela to win the Miss Universe pageant on 21 July 1986 held in Panama.

Early life[edit]

Palacios was born in Madrid[2] to divorced parents Bárbara Teyde (died September 2008) and Jorge Palacios.[1][3] Her father was a Venezuelan actor and her mother was a Spanish actress with a prolific acting career in Venezuela. Teyde has several half-siblings, among them Georgina Palacios and Gian Piero Pérez Spagna. When she was one year old, her parents moved to Caracas, where she grew up.


Palacios has worked as a television host for over two decades, and has been a spokesperson for multinational corporations in the United States and Latin America. She has founded several advertising agencies, and as of 2010 owns Barbara Palacios Corporation, a U.S.-based company that commercializes women products, with lines of jewelry and beauty products sold in stores under her name in Florida, United States. The Barbara Palacios Casual line of products is distributed in several Latin American countries. She is a public speaker and an advocate and promoter of a holistic lifestyle. She launched BP Inspiration, where she is the main motivational speaker.

Personal life[edit]

Palacios married Víctor Manrique in 1988. They have two sons, Víctor Tomás and Diego Alfonso.[4]


  1. ^ a b Badillo, Concepcion (July 23, 1986). "Miss Universe's reign means a delay in plans". Lakeland Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  2. ^ a b Ex Misses Universo que representaron un país que no era el suyo.
  3. ^ "Legendary actress Barbara Teyde dies of cancer". 20 minutos. Spain. September 16, 2008. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  4. ^ "Barbara Palacios, beautiful businesswoman". El Universo. August 23, 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2010.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Puerto Rico Deborah Carthy-Deu
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Chile Cecilia Bolocco
Preceded by
Venezuela Silvia Martínez
Miss Sudámerica
Succeeded by
Colombia Patricia López
Preceded by
Silvia Martínez
Miss Venezuela
Succeeded by
Inés María Calero