Sunday, October 31, 2010
Marelisa Gibson Villegas
Marelisa Gibson Villegas (born 26 August 1988) is a Venezuelan model and a pageant titleholder from who won the 2009 Miss Venezuela pageant on 24 September 2009.Gibson was born in Caracas, where she now studies architecture at the Central University of Venezuela. She speaks Spanish, English and French. She is the great-granddaughter of a Swedish immigrant and she admires Le Corbusier, Santiago Calatrava, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Renzo Piano. Her hobbies include theater and photography. Marelia Gibson, who stands 1.78 m (5'10"), became the sixth Miss Miranda to win that title since the Miss Venezuela pageant began in 1952. She also won the Best Face award. She represented Venezuela in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on August 23, and did not make it to the Top 15. This was only the third time in twenty-eight years that Venezuela was not among the semifinalists.