Laura Valenti

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Laura Valenti
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Laura Valenti
(1984-02-06) 6 February 1984 (age 33)
Tuscany, Italy
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Burgundy
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Universo Italia 2009
Miss Universo Italia 2009 (winner)
Miss Universe 2009

Laura Valenti (born February 06, 1984 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy) was the winner of the Miss Universo Italia 2009 pageant that was held at the Palariccione in Riccione, Emilia-Romagna on 24 May 2009. She represented Italy at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on 23 August. Despite a strong showing during the preliminary competition, she failed to place among the semifinalists.

Valenti is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall. She is a model and a professional dancer who practiced rhythmic gymnastic competitively from 1994 to 1997. She was accepted into the ballet company at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, taking part in the productions of the Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Carmen, La Sylphide, Rigoletto and Cinderella among others.[1] As a model, she has appeared in campaigns for Swarovski and Coin, an Italian luxury goods department store.[2]