Iara Maria Resende Azevdo Coelho
Iara was born in a small town named Luz, situated in the interior of the State of Minas Gerais. She grew up with her family surrounded by dairy farms and cattle ranches. On finishing High School at 17, Iara lived in Belgium for a year as a Rotary exchange student. Many other exchange students from Australia, USA and Belgium have stayed with her family and became like her own brothers. Iara is currently a student at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica, she also works part time as a model, her ambition to become a good professional lawyer. In her leisure time Iara enjoys travelling, swimming, playing "peteca" (a kind of shuttlecock), acting and dancing, especially the Samba. Her personal motto is "In life, we should appreciate only the matters we could keep in our hearts. Being all the remainder borrowing from life only. Knowing that when it wanted it back, it would take it without asking".
Home: Luz, Minas Gerais
Title: Miss Brasil Mundo 2004
Last Placement: Top Ten (1998)