Veruska Ramírez

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Veruzhka Ramírez
Born Veruzhka Tatiana Ramírez
(1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 38)
Táriba, Táchira, Venezuela
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Title Miss Táchira 1997
Miss Venezuela 1997
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Green
Miss Venezuela 1997
(Most Beautiful Eyes)
Miss Universe 1998
(1st Runner-Up)
(Best in Swimsuit)

Veruzhka 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 1997[edit]

In 1997, reigning Miss Venezuela Marena Bencomo visited Táchira, where Ramírez approached her for an autograph. Bencomo encouraged her to go to Caracas to compete for the Miss Venezuela 1997 title, where Osmel Sousa appointed her as Miss Táchira.

During the Miss Venezuela 1997 pageant, Ramírez captured the crown and the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 1998.

Miss Universe 1998[edit]

Ramírez was the official representative of Venezuela to Miss Universe 1998, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. She placed first runner-up to 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