Barbara Palacios

MIss Universe '86, TV Celebrity, CEO , BP Inspiration

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Bárbara Palacios is a highly respected public figure with an impeccable reputation. She was born in Spain from the marriage of two famous Spanish actors Jorge Palacios and Bárbara Teyde, and moved to Venezuela as a baby. Living most of her life in Caracas, Venezuela, moving to the United States with her family in 2000 and currently residing in Florida. Barbara has been married for 28 years and has 2 children.
Bárbara has simultaneously developed an intense and productive career as a recognized spokesperson for a variety of company’s, as well as in the television industry in the US and abroad. She has served as host for many TV shows including the Latin Grammys (5 years), Miss Venezuela (7 Years), Miss Universe, Viña del Mar Festival, Miss USA and others.
Ms. Palacios has been recognized as one of the most powerful women of 2014, according to People magazine. Businesswoman and former Miss Universe 1986, she is a living example that total wellbeing and beauty are developed from the inside out. She earned an Advertising Bachelors degree and recently she completed her Psychology-Theology Masters studies.

As an inspirational author and an international speaker, Bárbara has promoted her own personal development platform, which guides others to live a more beautiful life. A lifelong pursuit of natural ways of living and eating has led her to discover the secret of her age-defying beauty. She has created a strong brand around herself and her businesses.
The result of her holistic lifestyle led her to become an Inspirational author of 2 books and currently working on her 3rd. Her current books, “The Beauty of knowing how to Live” and “Far from my Shadow, Close to the Light” based on her incredible personal life experiences, communicating her spiritual beliefs of family values and experiences around the world, through an inspirational platform to positively influence people and impact their lives.
Barbara’s power of communication, charisma and constant desire to positively influence the lives of many, led her to become an Inspirational leader, providing inspiration, motivation and guidance to those who have followed her career; having become the Universal beauty icon of the world after earning the title of Miss Universe in 1986.
Bárbara is continuously working and delivering her presentations/conferences for personal growth and empowerment at an international level. She has delivered her lectures in many countries such as Mexico, Spain, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala, United States and South Africa, -among others -.
Most recently recognized by the U.S. Congress as one of the most influential and respected Latina women in the USA, contributing to the promotion of Hispanic heritage in America.

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