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Osmel Sousa Net Worth – $25 million

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Osmel Sousa, nicknamed “The Tsar of Beauty,” is a beauty pageant entrepreneur.


He was born on September 26, 1946, in Cienfuegos, Cuba, as Osmel Ricardo Sousa Mansilla.

At age 13, his family sent him to live with his grandmother in Venezuela.

”I had non-male gestures, and I think that’s why they sent me to Venezuela,” Osmel explained in a later interview. He added: ”They put me on hormone treatment and all they did was ruin my voice.”

In 1969, Osmel started to work with the Venezuelan Committee of Beauty. 

In 1981, he was appointed director of the Miss Venezuela pageant. ”I say that inner beauty doesn’t exist,” Sousa once said. He continued: ”That’s something that unpretty women invented to justify themselves.”

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Osmel Sousa and Aylin Mujica are seen at Telemundo’s “Los 50” VIP preview event – @Getty

Sousa became the franchise manager for Mister World for Venezuela in 1996.

In 2007, Osmel joined the judging panel of Univision’s Hispanic beauty contest ”Nuestra Belleza Latina.” He was accompanied by a former Miss Universe, Lupita Jones.


On February 6, 2018, he made a shocking revelation when he announced he was quitting Miss Venezuela.

”Today, I’ve decided to leave the presidency of the Miss Venezuela Organization through the big door, the same door that I came through almost 40 years ago by the hand of my great friend Gustavo Cisneros,” Sousa wrote on his Instagram.

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Jennifer Lopez & Osmel Sousa – © Guliver / Getty Images

He was succeeded by Gabriela Isler (Miss Universe in 2013) as a national director for Venezuela.

On April 9, 2019, Osmel started his self-entitled YouTube channel (Osmel Sousa TV). At thew time of writing, it has over 93k subscribers.

In July 2019, it was announced that Osmel will be the director of the beauty contests of Miss Uruguay and Miss Argentina.

In 2021, Osmel confirmed his resignation as Miss Universe Argentina National Director.


Osmel Sousa is not married. Also, there is no information about his girlfriend.

Sousa said about the gay movement, child adoption, and marriage:

”I don’t agree with gay marriage, nor with gays adopting children. I would never marry, nor would I ever adopt children.”

Osmel went on to say:

”If you want to help a child, you give money, you sponsor him completely until he grows up, but dad and dad mmm — that’s not on my mind, nor is mom and mom either.”


Osmel Sousa Net Worth

Osmel Sousa & Paulina Vega (Miss Colombia 2013 and Miss Universe 2014) – © Guliver / Getty Images

[On Miss Venezuela] ”This isn’t a nature contest. It’s a beauty contest, and science exists to help perfect beauty.” (Seattle Times)

”If a girl needs a nose job, you get her one. It’s an industry, so we strive for perfection.”

”The beauty is in the girls since the beginning, and my work is only to polish that beauty.”

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Osmel Sousa and Chiquinquira Delgado are seen backstage during “Nuestra Belleza Latina” at Univision Studios – @Getty

In 2018, Sousa was accused of pimping out pageant contestants. He has denied the allegations.

Debora Menicucci, a Venezuelan actress and the winner of the Miss Venezuela World 2014, said for the New York Times that Sousa introduced her to her future husband, Maikel Moreno (a judge who currently serves as president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Venezuela), 25 years her senior.

He studied with Horacio Peterson’s acting company with Luis Abreu, Miguel Ángel Landa, and Lupita Ferrer.

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Osmel Sousa is seen attending the premiere show of Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina” 2014 at Univision Headquarters – @Getty

Osmel Sousa – Net Worth

So, how much is Osmel Sousa worth? Sousa earned most of his wealth from serving as the director of the Miss Venezuela pageant and the Miss Venezuela Organization. Therefore, Osmel Sousa has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Venezuela has won the Miss Universe pageant seven times.

Sousa is credited to having successfully coached 7 beauty queens from Venezuela that earned the Miss Universe title:

  • Gabriela Isler (2013);
  • Stefanía Fernández (2009);
  • Dayana Mendoza (2008);
  • Alicia Machado (1996);
  • Bárbara Palacios (1986);
  • Irene Sáez (1981).

Sousa also served as a judge on the ”Nuestra Belleza Latina” contest.

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