Goizeder Azúa

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Goizeder Azúa
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Goizeder Victoria Azúa Barríos
(1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 33)
San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Venezuela World 2002
Miss Venezuela Int'l 2003
Miss International 2003
(winner)
Major
competition(s)
Miss Venezuela 2002
(Miss World Venezuela)
(Miss Congeniality)
(Miss Personality)
(Best Runway)
Miss World 2002
(Top 10)
Miss International 2003
(Winner)
(Miss Photogenic)

Goizeder Victoria Azúa Barríos (born February 23, 1984) is a Venezuelan TV Host, anchorwoman, model, journalist, and beauty queen who won Miss International 2003.[1]

Miss World Venezuela[edit]

She began her beauty pageant career by winning the Miss Carabobo 2002 title, beating out big favorite Vanessa Fanesi, and then by winning the Miss World Venezuela 2002 crown in the Gala de la Belleza beauty pageant. Azúa was a major surprise winner both times but she has gone on to a highly distinguished career in pageantry and fashion.

Miss World[edit]

In 2002, she represented Venezuela in the Miss World pageant, where she was a semi-finalist in the controversy-ridden edition (during which Osmel Sousa refused to pull her participation when several nations were protesting against the original host country Nigeria). She has also won the Miss Mesoamérica title, making her one of the most successful representatives of Venezuela.

Miss International[edit]

She was selected by Sousa to represent Venezuela in Miss International 2003, where she won the crown for her country and the Miss Photogenic title. Her win marks the fourth of six victories of Venezuela in Miss International, the most of any nation.

Life after Miss International[edit]

Although she was once considered Venezuela's top fashion model, she is famed not for her facial beauty but more for her personality and spectacular catwalk. She worked on Globovision as journalist and radio in Venezuela. She had her own TV program called "Fun Race". Azúa is of Basque ancestry, which accounts for her highly unusual first and family names. Nowadays, she is working on Televen as an anchorwoman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pageant Almanac".  Retrieved on 11 Apr 2008.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lebanon Christina Sawaya
Miss International
2003
Succeeded by
Colombia Jeymmy Vargas
Preceded by
Caracas Cynthia Lander
Miss Venezuela International
2003
Succeeded by
Zulia Eleidy Aparicio
Preceded by
Zulia Andreína Prieto
Miss World Venezuela
2002
Succeeded by
Miranda (state) Valentina Patruno