Massiel Taveras

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Massiel Taveras
Born Massiel Indira Taveras Henríquez
(1984-07-07) 7 July 1984 (age 32)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Alma mater Universidad APEC
Occupation presenter, designer, actress, model
Title Miss Dominican Republic 2007
Reina Hispanoamericana 2007

Massiel Indira Taveras Henríquez (born 7 July 1984 in Santiago de los Caballeros) is a Dominican presenter, designer, actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Dominican Republic 2007 and represented her country at Miss Universe 2007.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Massiel is daughter of Damían Taveras and Carmen Henríquez de Taveras. She has six siblings, among them, the conductor of television and ex- queen of beauty Rita Isaura Taveras. She is a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Pageant participation[edit]

Miss Dominican Republic 2007[edit]

Taveras competed at Miss Dominican Republic 2007 on March 22, 2007, representing Santiago, where she was crowned the winner by Mía Taveras (her cousin).

Miss Universe 2007[edit]

Massiel competed at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant on May 28, 2007 in Mexico City. Although among of the favorites Taveras did not place.[1][2]

Reina Hispanoamericana 2007[edit]

On October 26 Taveras was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2007 during an event held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia ; she also won the most beautiful face award and best figure award.[3]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brazil Francine Eickemberg
Reina Hispanoamericana
Succeeded by
Mexico Laura Zúñiga
Brazil Vivian Noronha
Preceded by
Mía Taveras
Miss Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Marianne Cruz
Preceded by
Mía Taveras
Miss Santiago
Succeeded by
Ana Viñas