Mariam Habach Santucci, as a representer of the state Lara she defeated 23 other beautiful finalists and took the crown of Miss Venezuela 2015. Her being the first recipient of the newly designed crown by famous artist George wittels, makes it a little bit extra special.
The competition was extremely high as beauty pageants are very popular in the country. Venezuela has won 7 Miss Universe crowns thus far and Mariam might make another win for the country. The beauty queen will represent Venezuela at Miss Universe 2016.
Mariam is a 19-years old dentistry student at the University Jose Antonio Paez in Valencia. Born to an Italian mother and a Syrian father she grow up being a hybrid between two cultures. This resulted in Mariam speaking fluently Arabic, Italian and Spanish.