Damarys Ruiz


Age: 68

Summary: Venezuelan beauty queen with a law degree who shot to stardom in the 1970's while representing her state of Sucre in the 1973 Miss Venezuela contest, but who reportedly began living on the streets in 2000 after years of abuse from her brother with whom she lived after her modeling career ended and she decided not to pursue a career in law, choosing instead to sell homemade crafts and jewelry at local markets after spending the past 15 years of her life homeless.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: 1947

Died: May 23, 2015

Caracas, Venezuela