Veruska Ramírez

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Veruska Ramírez
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Veruska Tatiana Ramírez
(1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 37)
Táriba, Táchira, Venezuela
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Measurements 90-60-90 (35.5-23.5-35.5)
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Venezuela 1997
Miss Venezuela 1997
(Most Beautiful Eyes)
Miss Universe 1998
(1st Runner-Up)
(Best in Swimsuit)

Veruska Tatiana Ramírez (born July 30, 1979) is a Venezuelan beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Venezuela 1997 and winner of the Best in Swimsuit award and first runner-up to Miss Universe 1998.

Miss Venezuela[edit]

In 1997, reigning Miss Venezuela Marena Bencomo visited Táchira, where Veruska approached her for an autograph. Marena encouraged her to go to Caracas to try for the Miss Venezuela title, where Osmel Sousa granted her the title of Miss Táchira.

During the 1997 Miss Venezuela pageant, Veruska competed neck-to-neck against major favorite Christina Dieckmann, winner of the Photogenic and Miss Internet awards. She managed to edge out Dieckmann, capturing the crown and the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 1998.

Miss Universe[edit]

As the official representative of her country to the 1998 Miss Universe pageant held in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the third consecutive placement of Venezuela in the top 2; a record shared with Colombia (although Venezuela won the crown in one of those occasions). In the end, she placed first runner-up to eventual winner Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago.[1]


Ramírez was kidnapped for three hours in 2003.[2]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Venezuela Marena Bencomo
Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Philippines Miriam Quiambao
Preceded by
Curaçao Verna Vasquez
Miss Universe - Best in Swimsuit
Succeeded by
Spain Diana Nogueira
Preceded by
Carabobo Marena Bencomo
Miss Venezuela
Succeeded by
Delta Amacuro Carolina Indriago
Preceded by
Tatiana Irizar Zabala
Miss Táchira
Succeeded by
Johanna Grimaldo