Susana Duijm

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Susana Duijm
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga
(1936-08-11)August 11, 1936
Aragua de Barcelona, Venezuela
Other names Susana Duijm
Died June 18, 2016(2016-06-18) (aged 79)
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Measurements 90-60-90 (35.5-23.5-35.5)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Venezuela 1955
Miss Venezuela 1955
Miss Universe 1955
(Top 15)
Miss World 1955

Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga (August 11, 1936 – June 18, 2016)[1][2] was a Venezuelan actress, television host, beauty queen, and model who was crowned Miss Venezuela 1955 and competed at Miss Universe 1955, placing in the top 15. She then went to compete at Miss World 1955 and won, becoming the first Venezuelan and Latin American woman to win the Miss World crown.

Miss Universe[edit]

Before competing in Miss World, Duijm was a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1955.

Miss World[edit]

She won the 1955 Miss World pageant, representing Venezuela. The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom.

Life after pageants[edit]

Her success as a beauty queen led to a career as an actress and a presenter on Venezuelan television. Thanks to her, there is one arepa called "Reina Pepiada". She lived in Margarita Island, Venezuela until 2016.

Her daughter, Carolina Cerruti was the official representative of Venezuela to the 1983 Miss World pageant held in London, on November 17, 1983.[3]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gisela Bolaños
Miss Venezuela
Succeeded by
Blanca Heredia