Model and winner of the Miss Universe competition in 2003. She had a small role in the 2015 movie The Lost City. In 2019, she published her first children's book titled Un día en la vida de Pichín.
She was raised in the Dominican Republic.
She won the crown at 18, making her the youngest winner of the Miss Universe competition since 1994. She is also the tallest winner, standing at 6'2".