Global News Blog: Beauty Pageants in Venezuela

December 1, 2010  

Posted by Stuart Fisher

Many Americans love the idea of becoming the most perfect version of themselves and performing a talent on stage; Other Americans find beauty pageants disturbing and unnerving. Venezuelans have a completely different opinion.

Venezuelans love beauty pageants and are always concerned with appearance. Miss Venezuela is the most watched television program in the country, and there are schools dedicated to girls who want to participate in pageants.

Osmel Sousa, owner of Miss Venezuela School and president of the Miss Venezuela pageant, has made beauty a symbol of Venezuelan pride. The 60 regional winners go through a two month training at the school. The school is unlike any other in the world and shows the immense emphasis placed on beauty.

You may think it is absurd, but Venezuelans love the culture of beauty pageants. It has become a huge part of their lives.

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