Vanessa Mendoza

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Birthday
20, 1981
Birthplace
Colombia
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1981 (age 38)
Birthplace
Colombia

About

Colombian model who was crowned Miss Colombia 2001 and went on to win the Best National Costume award at Miss Universe 2002. She is notable for being the first woman of Afro-Colombian descent to win the Miss Colombia pageant.

Before Fame

She was raised in a village called Ungia in the Chocó Department of Colombia. 

Trivia

She was a keynote speaker at Benedict College in 2005.

Family Life

She has 15 siblings. Her father passed away when she was very young. 

Associated With

She and Natalia Navarro are both former Miss Colombia winners.