Full name Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery
Birth date March 1, 1982
Birth place Asunción, Asunción, Paragua
Nationality PAR Paraguay
Height 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born in Paraguay of Uruguayan parentage she broke the national records for the under 17 year age group in 1998 for both the javelin and triple jump. After winning bronze medals in 1999 and 2000 Franco won the South American Junior Championship javelin title in 2001. Franco was South American under 23 champion in 2004.
Her performances at world level are 24th in the 2003 World Championship and 42nd out of 45 at the Athens Olympics. Although she set her personal best in 2007 she finished 12th (last) in the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
She combines her athletic endeavours with a career as a model and beauty pageant contestant. Franco was the runner-up in the Miss Paraguay competition in 2006 and also in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant the same year.
One of the few women on our list not know for their modeling, Leryn, is famous for her athletic ability. Her event? The javelin throw. Leryn competed in the Athens Olympics and in 2007 finished 12th in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. Leryn also participated in the 2006 Miss Paraguay competition and shot her own bikini calendar in 2007.