Happy Halloween from Miss Venezuela!
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Photos by Beto Ramos
“En una noche tan linda como esta, cualquiera de nosotras podría triunfar. Ser coronada Miss Venezuela, en una noche tan linda como esta.” On a night as pretty as this one, any one of us could triumph. Be crowned Miss Venezuela, on a night as pretty as this one.” This song marks the beginning of one of Venezuela’s most awaited nights: the night of the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant. Few Venezuelan girls dream of growing up and becoming models, but we all dream of becoming Miss Venezuela. We grow up hearing that Venezuela has the most beauty queens in the whole world; and so do a lot of people around the globe. When I guy asks me where I’m from and I say I’m from Venezuela, 8 out of 10 times they will say: “Venezuela has some of the most beautiful women in the world.” I never get tired of hearing that.
I have a very difficult name, even for Spanish speakers. Aminta is not a very common name and is not easy to remember. Many people have resorted to calling me Miss Venezuela, which I love. Just like every other little Venezuelan girl, I dreamed of one day being crowned Miss Venezuela. I’m thrilled to play a “Miss,” if only for one night. I have been wearing this crown around the house lately- just ’cause. Whenever I put it on I just feel sooooo good. Instant mood booster! Here’s some advice: Go buy yourself a crown and wear it whenever you’re feeling down.
What are you going to be this Halloween?
P.S. Check out last year’s Halloween costume!
Gown (last seen here). Lulus.com
Shoes (last seen here). City Streets, at JCPenney
Leotard, worn as bathing suit. Natalie, at Discount Dance Supply. I added the trimmings myself.
Crown. Pink Town
Sash. I made it myself, ’cause I’m crafty like that.