Valentina Figuera's journey from being crowned first Venezuelan woman to win Miss Grand International to now

16 Jun 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Valentina Figuera represented Venezuela at Miss Grand International 2019 on 25th October 2019 at the Poliedro de Caracas located in the city of Caracas, Venezuela, being the first time that the pageant was performs in Latin America. She was crowned as the winner of the title at the end of the event finale. She was crowned by Miss Grand International 2019 Clara Sosa who also took the responsibility of hosting the 7th edition of the competition. 



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Hailing from the city of Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui, Valentina is 20-years-old and stands 184 cm tall. She is also the CEO of Fundación Ni Una Sonrisa Menos. The beautiful diva is a model and Architecture student at Instituto Universitario Politécnico "Santiago Mariño" in Puerto La Cruz. Valentina is described as an energetic, open-minded girl who always attracts people with radiant beauty, full of energy.

At the coronation night of Miss Grand International 2019, Figuera spoke beautifully. She quoted her words by saying “From my homeland I have learned that the most beautiful thing is to always welcome everyone with a smile and that's what really makes my country strong to continue helping everyone around the world. Sometimes we believe is impossible to stop the war and violence but I know how we can make it. First love and second kindness, if we combine in our heart love and kindness, we can make this world a better place. Venezuelans, remember please, more love, this Is our homeland, and we are not alone. Thank you so much Venezuela.”

Valentina is very kind and thankful for all the opportunities she has received till now and will keep working hard to be at the top spot. The diva who is very proud of her Venezuelan culture felt immensely proud to raise the flag at the Miss Grand International stage as the first ever Venezuelan queen to win the title. The diva believes that any setbacks, success, failure, and experiences are your alone to live and with every failure and setback, one should be ready to fight back with more power. 



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After winning the title, Valentina toured many places and was also involved in many social activities. The queen’s first media tour was held in the city of Bangkok in Thailand, where the diva was accompanied by Arayha Suparurk Miss Grand International 2019 2nd runner up. Valentina’s next destination was in Indonesia in the month of November, where the queen attended a press conference – meet and greet, held at Ecology Bistro and Lounge, Jalan Kemang Raya No. 6, with Miss Grand International 2019 2nd runner up Arayha Suparurk and the President of Miss Grand International Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil. She enjoyed very much in Indonesia, where she even posted a picture quoting, “Today we tried their delicious food, we learned to make one of their typical sauces and talked about their beautiful country. The weather here is quite hot (for example, my hair) but it reminded me a lot of Venezuela and the city where I was born.”

Valentina also visited a foundation in Indonesia, where they had the opportunity to share with the disadvantaged children. The beauty said, “We learned a little about them and their cultures, as well as them from us. We hope that donations for your establishment are useful and that you can enjoy them.”

The Grand International beauty then voyaged to Cambodia. She visited one of the most emblematic places in Cambodia, the Tuol sleng genocide museum. The beauty grasped a lot of knowledge about the history and culture of the country and was grateful for the fact that she was warmly welcomed in the country and the way she was guided all the time. They also visited a children’s hospital, where they made a kind donation. The beauty also wrote, “On our trip to Cambodia we had the opportunity to visit a children's hospital, make our donation and contribute our grain of sand. Together, you can.”



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Later in December, she returned to her homeland Venezuela, where she visited her special places and decided to spend time with some special people in her life. She visited the Rafael Tobías Guevara Children's Hospital in Barcelona, Anzoátegui state on 27th December 2019, where she met these children who were battling with cancer.

Due to the pandemic, the further tours, and events of Miss Grand International 2019 has been postponed, but the diva is still doing her bit from her home. She baked brownies for the front liners in the country and has been advocating about the safety measures on her social media. She also started her own YouTube channel in order to how more closely what her life is like now that she is a beauty queen and all the work, she does together with the Miss Grand International Organization. The videos are up on her channel for everyone who likes to know her better. 

Valentina at a very young age has embarked on a journey that’s tough but has also been very positive to her. She is kind and positive towards people and likes to spend her time with her family. Since the rumours around the beauty pageant world are strong that the coronation ceremony of Miss Grand International 2020 is delayed until next year, looks like Valentina is in for a long haul. 

Wishing her a very happy birthday!