Gone are the days when Venezuela would send its Miss Earth representatives through Sambil Model Caracas. And while it is responsible for the victory of Alexandra Braun Waldeck last 2005 (plus the placements of Marianne Puglia, Jessica Barboza and the like), the prospects of the pageant’s franchise landing in the hands of Osmel Sousa are far more exciting, let alone prestigious. So when Miss Venezuela Organization finally assigned a Tierra-title to one of its annual winners via Mariangela Bonnani starting 2010, Miss Earth’s recognition was finally cemented in the eyes of beauty connoisseurs around the globe.
This year, Osmariel Villalobos is the South American nation’s entry to Miss Earth 2012. And while she may be the least glamorous-looking among Osmel’s babies in 2011, recent pictures (like the ones above) show that her transformation is nothing short of amazing. As early as now, she is bound to make an indelible presence as one of the pre-arrival favorites for the crown to be turned over by Olga Alava next month.
Let’s see if a 2nd Miss Earth win is indeed in the offing for Venezuela with Miss Villalobos. 😉