Caracas’ reputation has gone to the dogs recently with all the events that have unfolded lately and its depressing top place on the list of the most dangerous cities in the world. But there is a bright side here: Caracas is to beauty what Rome is to Catholicism; a holy city. Have you ever wondered why are Venezuelan women so beautiful? So have we. Venezuela is the only country to win 21 international beauty contests and all four pageants several times (Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth). Although beauty has become an industry in the Venezuelan capital, the raw material is plentiful. One walk down a Caracas street (bodyguards nearby) will make a believer out of anyone.