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Venezuela’s Thalía Olvino finishes in Miss Universe 2019 Top 20 in Atlanta, Georgia

Lulyana Thalía Olvino Torres, 20, of Venezuela was one of the quarterfinalists in Miss Universe 2019. She finished in the Top 20 of the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant.

Hosted by Steve Harvey, 62, the Miss Universe 2019 coronation night took place at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on December 8, 2019. Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, 27, and Vanessa Lachey, 39, served as the backstage presenters.

Including Olvino, 90 candidates competed for the crown. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowned her successor, who wore a new crowned made by luxury jeweler Mouawad.

Four out of the seven members of the all-female jury are from the United States. They were William Morris Endeavor chief marketing officer Bozoma Saint John, 42, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, 38, blogger Sazan Hendrix, 30, and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, 26.

Olga Buława, 28, Poland was voted Miss Congeniality. Gazini Ganados, 23, of the Philippines won the Best in National Costume award.

Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori, 32, of Japan was the only Asian member of the jury. Actress Gaby Espino, 43, of Venezuela and Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega, 26, of Colombia also served as judges.

Ally Brooke, 26, performed during the ceremony. It was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo.

Born in Valencia, Venezuela on May 19, 1999, Olvino is a Management and Administrative Sciences student at Universidad Tecnológica del Centro in Guacara, Carabobo, Venezuela. She was crowned Miss Venezuela 2019 at the Estudio 5 de Venevisión in Caracas, Venezuela on August 1, 2019.

Olvino speaks English and Spanish. She practices synchronized swimming.

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