In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made

Country's beauty queens train to look their best. Plastic surgery helps, too.

Miss Venezuela Pageant

In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
In Venezuela, Beauty Is Born ... and Made
The Final 20: Contestants rehearse for the 57th Miss Venezuela Pageant in Caracas's El Paliedro amphitheater, Sept. 24, 2009. Venezuela has learned how to manufacture beauty -- which helps explain how the beauty queens produced by a single South American nation win far more international pageants than contestants from any other country. Thousands of young women apply to be in the pageant. Their numbers are whittled down until there are just 20 left. All of the finalists are between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 ... plus heels. (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)
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