What hasn't changed is Venezuela's obsession with beauty. The show is one of the most-watched on Venezuelan TV and one that crosses political and class lines normally insurmountable after 15 years of socialist rule.
Venezuela has won more international beauty competitions than any other nation, including three of the last six Miss Universe pageants.
The current Miss Universe, Maria Gabriela Isler, who is Venezuelan, attended Thursday's pageant.
Miss Venezuela 2014 TOP 10
Miss Venezuela Universo 2014 - Guarico - Mariana Jimenez
Miss Venezuela International 2014 - Anzoátegui - Edymar Martinez
Miss Venezuela Earth 2014 - Amazonas - Alexandra Rodríguez
1st Runner-Up - Distrito Capital - Lorena Santos
2nd Runner-Up - Zulia - Erika María Pinto
TOP 10 - Apure - Skarliz Gabriela Coa
TOP 10 - Barinas - Stefany Sasha Merlín
TOP 10 - Cojedes - Isabella Arriaga Olavarría
TOP 10 - Falcon - Jennifer Saa
TOP 10 - Trujillo - Débora Paola Medina
Press Conference and After Party
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