Valerie Dom??nguez Tarud (born January 12, 1981) was Miss Colombia 2005-2006 and competed at Los Angeles, United States to participate in Miss Universe 2006. Dom??nguez made the first cut top 20 of the competition where she competed in swimsuit,and made it to the second cut top 10 where she competed in evening gown. She also studied fashion design in Milan, Italy, and is a successful jewelry designer, a family tradition.