Ileana Márquez Pedroza, 27 years old, became the first mother to win the title of Miss Venezuela, according to the magazine Hello!
Ileana Marquez won the title of Miss Venezuela 2023Photo: Federico Parra / AFP / Profimedia Images
Ileana Márquez Pedroza has achieved the much-coveted title of Miss Venezuela, making history in the beauty pageant by being the first mother to participate and win it.
The representative of the state of Amazonas has an 11-year-old daughter and is a teacher.
“Venezuela… Thank you for believing in me,” said Ileana, born in Valencia, Carabobo.
“This triumph is not only for me and my child, but also for you,” added the new beauty queen in Venezuela, who wore a spectacular red dress by designer Julio Mora.
His daughter Guadalupe wore a dress similar to that of the newly crowned young beauty queen.
Ileana will represent Venezuela at the next edition of Miss Universe, which will be held in Mexico City in 2024.
Miss Universe began to allow the participation of transgender people, mothers and divorced and married women.
The age restriction will also be removed.