Valeria Piazza

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Valeria Piazza
Valeria Piazza - 2017 (cropped).jpg
Piazza as Miss Peru 2016 in Manila
Valeria Piazza Vásquez

(1990-06-06) 6 June 1990 (age 28)
Alma materUniversity of Lima
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
TitleMiss Peru 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Peru 2016
Miss Universe 2016
(Top 13)

Valeria Piazza Vásquez (born 6 June 1990) is a Peruvian social communicator, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Peru 2016 and represented Peru at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant where she was a semifinalist.

Early life[edit]

Piazza born in Lima, the capital city of Peru on 6 June 1989. She graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Lima. As an international model, she participated at Miss Model of the World 2014 and Tropic Beauty of the World 2015 where she placed as the first runner-up.


Miss Peru 2016[edit]

As one the favorites for the title, Piazza competed at her country's national beauty pageant for the first time and won the crown of Miss Peru 2016 on April 23rd, 2016. She was crowned by Miss Peru 2015, Laura Spoya and special guest Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.[1]

Miss Universe 2016[edit]

Piazza represented Peru at Miss Universe 2016 pageant where she successfully placed in the Top 13. She became the 18th Peruvian to place in Miss Universe history. Also, she was the first Peruvian to place in the semifinals since Nicole Faverón in 2012 and the first limeña to place as Miss Peru since María Francesca Zaza in 1982.


In October 2016, shortly before Miss Universe 2016, Piazza was injured in a car accident after her vehicle was hit by another driver. In January 2018, Piazza was admitted to the intensive care unit in Lima for a life-threatening autoimmune disease she had been born with. She was heavily sedated and visits were restricted, but eventually made a recovery.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Valeria Piazza is Miss Perú Universo 2016". La República. 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Former Miss Universe Valeria Piazza fighting for life in ICU with mysterious illness". Santiago Times. 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ Davidson, Tom (18 January 2018). "Former Miss World contestant Valeria Piazza fights for her life in hospital suffering from mystery illness". The Mirror.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Laura Spoya
Miss Peru
Succeeded by
Prissila Howard