Vanessa Lima Vidal

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Vanessa Vidal
Vanessa Lima Vidal

(1984-03-03) March 3, 1984 (age 39)
Other namesVanessa Vidal
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlack
Miss Brasilia (2008) runners-up

Vanessa Lima Vidal also simply known as Vanessa Vidal (born 3 March 1984) is a Brazilian deaf female model, beauty pageant contestant and beach volleyball player.


Vidal was the first deaf beauty pageant contestant to compete at the Miss Brasil in 2008.[1][2] Vanessa Vidal is also a national deaf beach volleyball player and has competed at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics representing the national deaf beach volleyball team.[3][4]

She received more publicity and fame as the only deaf entrant in the Miss Brasil pageant contest among the hearing in 2008 and emerged as first runner-up.[5][6] She also became only the third candidate to participate in Miss International as a Deaf person in competing in the Miss International 2008 contest after two other Deaf contestants Sophie Vouzelaud of France and Vanessa Peretti of Venezuela.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Vanessa Lima Vidal - Miss Ceará 2008". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  2. ^ Administrator. "Vanessa Vidal". (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  3. ^ "Vanessa Lima Vidal | Deaflympics". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  4. ^ "Deaflympics 2017 Samsun". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  5. ^ Vinna. "HANGAR DO VINNA: Vanessa Lima Vidal - Miss Ceará 2008". HANGAR DO VINNA. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  6. ^ "Hearing impaired beauty queens -". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  7. ^ Guimarães, Renato Cesar Vaz. "Surdez - Descobrindo um Mundo Novo: Quebra de paradigmas [3]– Vanessa Vidal, Miss Ceará 2008; um exemplo de beleza, simpatia e força de vontade". Surdez - Descobrindo um Mundo Novo. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  8. ^ "Miss Vanessa Vidal. É possível ser bela sem esconder a deficiência. | Turismo Adaptado". Turismo Adaptado (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  9. ^ "Paulo Henrique LIBRAS: Miss Deaf World - Vanessa Vidal". Paulo Henrique LIBRAS. Retrieved 2018-02-15.

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