Who is Osmel Sousa, “the beauty czar” who dismissed Cynthia de la Vega from Miss Universe Mexico

Who is Osmel Sousa, “the beauty czar” who dismissed Cynthia de la Vega from Miss Universe Mexico
Who is Osmel Sousa, “the beauty czar” who dismissed Cynthia de la Vega from Miss Universe Mexico

Osmel Sousa has an extensive career as a trainer for beauty queens in Venezuela (Photo: Instagram)

This Monday, May 6, the management of Miss Universe Mexico issued a statement informing of the dismissal of Cynthia de la Vega as National Director of the organization, and the appointment of the actress and model Martha Cristiana Merino as its new owner.

This adjustment in leadership has been officially announced arguing the need to more closely align the course of the pageant with its mission and vision.

The decision to replace De la Vega, who held the position for less than six months, was described as the result of a detailed evaluation process.

Although the specific details of his departure were not provided in the statement signed by Osmel Sousaadvisory president, the organization expressed its gratitude for the time Cynthia dedicated to leading Miss Universe Mexico.

“After a thorough evaluation, it has been determined that it is necessary a change in the national leadership of Mexico to continue moving forward in the mission and vision of the organization in the country,” reads the text where Martha Cristiana is introduced as the new director.

De la Vega was appointed regional director of the pageant seven months ago, replacing Lupita Jones, with whom she has a media rivalry (Photos: @lupjones, @cynthiadelav)
De la Vega was appointed regional director of the pageant seven months ago, replacing Lupita Jones, with whom she has a media rivalry (Photos: @lupjones, @cynthiadelav)

On the other hand, Christian Marthawidely recognized in both modeling and acting, has been enthusiastically embraced for its potential to continue the legacy of female empowerment and excellence that the organization promotes.

We are confident that this leadership will continue to promote excellence and the empowerment of women in the country, and will work closely with the international Organization, meeting the standards of professionalism that characterizes Miss Universe.”

For her part, Cynthia de la Vega shared, through a statement released the same day, that her departure was motivated by discrepancies between recent changes within the organization and her personal values.

He emphasized the importance of family values ​​in his life, which influenced his decision to resign. “With deep sadness he announced the official separation from me to the position of National Director of Miss Universe Mexico, due to various changes with respect to what was initially proposed to me and that They contradict my principles and values”, he expressed.

Cynthia de la Vega was dismissed a few months after her appointment (Photo: Miss Universe)
Cynthia de la Vega was dismissed a few months after her appointment (Photo: Miss Universe)

De la Vega explained that he made the decision after a process of reflection, although he did not delve into details. “I have always believed that family and values ​​are the fundamental pillars of a full and satisfying life,” he highlighted.

In contrast, Martha Cristiana also shared a text accepting her new role, underlining her commitment to contribution and service, values ​​that she considers fundamental in her professional and personal life. “I appreciate this invitation that opens the door for me to fully enter the field of contribution and service, which are the backbone of my life and of all the people who deserve my recognition and respect. Thank you for thinking of me for this work,” she shared in a text posted on her Instagram account.

After the dismissal of Cynthia de la Vega became known, much has been said about Osmel Sousawho was in charge of removing the position from the beauty queen from San Pedro, Nuevo León.

The actress and model Martha Cristiana was announced as the new National Director of the pageant (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The actress and model Martha Cristiana was announced as the new National Director of the pageant (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Osmel, who is part of Miss Universe Mexico Just since last April as “advisory president”, he is a trainer of Cuban-Venezuelan beauty queens who has given Venezuela during his work for almost 50 years a notable number of queens who have won several international beauty titles.

Known as “The tsar of beauty”has been in charge of selecting several young women who seek to make their way in the world of pageants and since the 70s he has been in charge of preparing and advising them, which is why it is common to see him on catwalks serving as a judge in contests where he contributes his knowledge on the subject.

Osmel Sousa has dedicated most of his life to grooming beauty queens (Instagram: Osmel Sousa)
Osmel Sousa has dedicated most of his life to grooming beauty queens (Instagram: Osmel Sousa)

He recently participated in the third season of The house of the famous of Telemundowhere the public could learn more about her history and anecdotes about the beauty pageants that continue to be her passion.

Defined as a “missologist”, the 78-year-old businessman, designer, former model and advertising artist was also Artistic Director of the channels Radio Caracas Television and Channel 8 from Venezuela.

As an actor who graduated from the Horacio Peterson Academy, Osmel acted in plays initially in Maracaibo and then in Caracas, and in soap operas such as forgiveness of sins, rich thing and The Perfect Woman.

Osmel Sousa, the maker of Misses Universe, is writing his memoirs and in 2020 he starred in his own reality show (Photo: Efe)
Osmel Sousa, the maker of Misses Universe, is writing his memoirs and in 2020 he starred in his own reality show (Photo: Efe)

Regarding his personal life, Sousa discovered his love for beauty since at school he spent time drawing women, since he suffered from retention and learning deficits in school, a condition that was detected as an adult.

Osmel has said that his parents separated him from his roots by moving him from Cuba to Venezuela to start a new life when he was a teenager, and even subjected him to hormonal treatment to make him “more manly,” due to his personality.

 
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