Martina Thorogood

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Martina Thorogood
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Martina Thorogood Heemsen
(1975-02-04) February 4, 1975 (age 42)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Venezuela 1999
Miss World Venezuela 1999
Miss Venezuela 1999
(Miss Internet)
(Miss Integral)
Miss World 1999
(1st Runner-Up)
(Miss World Americas)

Martina Thorogood Heemsen (born February 4, 1975 in Valencia) is a Venezuelan pageant titleholder who represented her country at Miss World 1999.

Pageant participation[edit]

Miss Venezuela[edit]

Thorogood, who is 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) tall, competed in the national beauty pageant Miss Venezuela 1999 where she won the title. Also won the special awards of Miss Internet and Miss Integral. She represented the Miranda state at the contest.

Miss World 1999[edit]

Thorogood was the official representative of Venezuela to the Miss World 1999 pageant held in London, England, UK on December 4, 1999, where she finished as the 1st Runner-up to the eventual winner, Yukta Mookhey of India.[1][2]

After competing in Miss World she was to compete in Miss Universe 2000 but was denied by the Miss Universe Organization because she was 1st Runner-Up in Miss World and there was a chance that she could become Miss World should the winner resign or lose her crown. As a result, a second, smaller pageant was held among delegates who had competed in previous Miss Venezuela competitions, and Claudia Moreno was chosen to compete at Miss Universe. Moreno also placed 1st Runner-Up. After this the Miss Venezuela Organization reverted to its original system of the winner competing in Miss Universe and the 1st Runner-Up competing in Miss World.


  1. ^ "Miss India takes World Crown". BBC. December 5, 1999. Retrieved 1999-12-05.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Miranda ganó el Miss Venezuela". El Universal. Retrieved 1999-09-11.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
France Véronique Caloc
Miss World 1st Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Italy Giorgia Palmas
Preceded by
Chile Daniella Campos
Miss World Americas
Succeeded by
Uruguay Katja Thomsen
Preceded by
Monagas Veronica Schneider
Miss World Venezuela
Succeeded by
Zulia Vanessa Cárdenas
Preceded by
Delta Amacuro Carolina Indriago
Miss Venezuela
Succeeded by
Apure Eva Ekvall
Preceded by
Bárbara Pérez
Miss Miranda
Succeeded by
Susana de Fazio