Miss Venezuela 2023 is Ileana Marquez Pedroza of Amazonas

Miss Amazonas, Ileana Marquez Pedroza, was crowned Miss Venezuela 2023 (Miss Universe Venezuela 2024) on Thursday, December 7 at the Centro Comercial Líder in Caracas.

The 27-year-old TV host and model bested 24 other contestants to win the 70th edition of the annual competition. She made history as the first-ever mother to hold the national title.

Ileana succeeds last year's winner and Miss Universe 2023 Top 10 finalist Diana Silva. She is now expected to represent Venezuela at the Miss Universe 2024 pageant to be held in Mexico.

Sakra Guerrero who represented the state of Guarico was crowned Miss Venezuela International 2023 and will go to Miss International 2024 in Japan. She succeeds Andrea Rubio who won Miss International 2023 last month.

Giorgiana Rosas of Anzoátegui, Daniela Celis of Mérida, and Cindy Granadillo of Yaracuy were announced as the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively.

The representatives of Cojedes, Sheba Sichini, Delta Amacuro, Dayana Lara, Nueva Esparta, Katherine Sena, Sucre, Anakristina Rivero, and Táchira, Minerva Chuello were the Top 10 semifinalists.

Aside from winning her beauty title, the new Miss Venezuela also bagged the Miss Photogenic and Miss Elegance awards.

Road to the 73rd Miss Universe:

Photos: Victor Guillen / Miss Venezuela, Jirmy / Ileana Marquez Pedroza


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