Miss Uruguay 2014
NAME: Johana Riva Garabetian
HEIGHT: 5’ 8”
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Armenian, English
Johana Riva was born on November 23, 1990 in Montevideo, Uruguay. She grew up with her mother and grandparents in the Uruguayan capital. As a child in school, she was a normal, shy and an intelligent girl. At 16, she competed in a national beauty contest in the city of Paysandu. From there, she decided to participate in more competitions. At 19, with a modeling career already established, she decided to move to Lima, Peru. She worked towards her goal of modeling for catalogues, commercials and fashion shows for renowned designers and brands. In mid-2013, Johana decided to return to Uruguay and competed for Miss Universe Uruguay. Currently she is working hard to prepare for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.
1 In Lima, Peru she went hang-gliding. She loved the feeling of adrenaline, though at first she was afraid to enjoy it.
2 She would love to meet Ricky Martin. She has admired him since she was a young girl.
3 Her favorite native dish from her country is asado. She also really loves pasta