In beleaguered Venezuela, women utilize beauty pageants to flee poverty

In beleaguered Venezuela, women utilize beauty pageants to flee poverty

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CARACAS, Venezuela — At a little house or apartment with a dripping tin roof near Venezuela’s money, Johandrys Colls proudly flaunts two steel crowns with synthetic gemstones and nine satin sashes won in neighborhood beauty pageants.

The 16-year-old child of a butcher and an instructor is pinning her hopes for the next free from poverty for a passing fancy objective: increasing through the field of pageants and becoming a beauty queen that is international. Read More