Rafaela Zanella

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Rafaela Zanella
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Rafaela Köhler Zanella
(1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 30)
Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Occupation Model, student
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Title(s) Miss Brasil 2006
Miss Brasil 2006
Miss Universe 2006
(top 20)
Spouse Denis Valente

Rafaela Köhler Zanella (born 9 August 1986 in Santa Maria) is Brazilian model and beauty pageant titleholder of German and Italian descent who represented her country in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant.[1]

Miss Brasil 2006[edit]

Zanella was elected Miss Brasil 2006 on 8 April 2006, representing her state, Rio Grande do Sul.

Miss Universe 2006[edit]

In the Miss Universe 2006 pageant, which took place on 23 July 2006 in Los Angeles, California, United States, Zanella placed in the semifinals, among the top 20.


  1. ^ Noronha, Isabela (3 June 2007). "Miss Brasil curte fama e encontra vencedor do Big Brother 7". Aquidauana News (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Santa Catarina (state) Carina Beduschi
Miss Universo Brasil
Succeeded by
Minas Gerais Natália Guimarães
Preceded by
Eunice Pratti
Miss Rio Grande do Sul
Succeeded by
Carolina Prates