Paola Ruggeri

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Paola Laura Ruggeri Ghigo (born July 14, 1961 in Caracas, Venezuela) is Miss Venezuela 1983. She placed 7th in Miss Universe 1983 as the only Latin American among the Top 12 semifinalists.

Miss Venezuela[edit]

Ruggeri competed in 1983 as Miss Portuguesa in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Venezuela, capturing the crown and the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 1983.

Miss Universe[edit]

As the official representative of her country to the 1983 Miss Universe pageant held in St. Louis, Missouri on July 11, 1983, she was the only Latin American contestant in the semifinals, won the preliminary swimsuit competition and placed third in the semifinal evening gown competition, placing 7th overall.[1]


Ruggeri is also an Olympic Swimmer and keeps active as a Professional Swimmer.

She Participated in the 1976 Summer Olympics



3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. Paola Ruggeri Olympic Result . Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ana Teresa Oropeza
Miss Venezuela
Succeeded by
Carmen María Montiel
Title last held by
Venezuela Irene Sáez (1981)
as Miss Confraternidad Sudamericana
Miss Sudamérica
Succeeded by
Venezuela Carmen María Montiel