Bárbara Palacios

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Bárbara Palacios
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1963-12-09) December 9, 1963 (age 53)
Madrid, Spain
Residence Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation TV host, writer, beauty queen
Height 5'8"[1]
Weight 53.8 kg (119 lb)[1]
Measurements 88-58-88 (34.5-23-34.5)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Hazel
Title(s) Miss Venezuela 1986
Miss Sudamérica 1986
Miss Universe 1986
Major
competition(s)
Miss Venezuela 1986
(Winner)
Miss Sudamérica 1986
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1986
(Winner)
Spouse Víctor Manrique (m. 1988)
Children 2

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

Career[edit]

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]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Puerto Rico Deborah Carthy-Deu
Miss Universe
1986
Succeeded by
Chile Cecilia Bolocco
Preceded by
Venezuela Silvia Martínez
Miss Sudámerica
1986
Succeeded by
Colombia Patricia López
Preceded by
Silvia Martínez
Miss Venezuela
1986
Succeeded by
Inés María Calero