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Happy Birthday, Yaritza Reyes!

Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez (born December 17, 1993) is a Dominican beauty queen and reigning Miss Dominican Republic 2013. Reyes represented the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2013.[1]

Yaritza was born in Comendador, she was raised in the Sector of Sabana Perdida in Santo Domingo Norte.

She currently attending University of Santo Domingo. Her major is Communications. She is also currently working as a model, singer, and an actress.[2]

Reyes competed as a representative of native province of Elías Piña, being one of 36 candidates in the country of Dominican Republic in the national beauty contest, Miss Dominican Republic 2013, broadcast live from Punta Cana on August 3, 2013, where she became the winner and gained the right to represent the Dominican Republic in Miss Universe 2013.

Yaritza participated in the 62nd edition of the Miss Universe pageant. She competed to succeed outgoing titleholder, Olivia Culpo from USA, eventually finishing in the Top 10. The eventual winner was Gabriela Isler of Venezuela. She was the third woman of predominantly African heritage to represent the Dominican Republic in Miss Universe after Ruth Ocumárez in 2002 and Ada de la Cruz in 2009.

Yartiza represented the Dominican Republic at Reina Hispanoamericana 2013 where she was Virreina. Alma Álvarez was originally set to do so but was unable to for unknown reasons.

Happy birthday, Renata Soñé!

Renata de Jesús Soñé Savery (born August 6, 1982) is a former Dominican American beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant, finishing second runner-up after winning Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2005. Previously a model as well, she now works as an actress and television host.

Soñé won the title of Miss Dominican Republic 2005 on April 9, 2005 representing the province of the capital, Distrito Nacional. She went on to compete in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant held in BangkokThailand, where she finished second runner-up to Natalie Glebova of Canada and appears in the Miss Universe Organization’s book “Universal Beauty” as the contestant with the best body in the history of the pageant.

At six months of age, Soñé was left in the care of her grandparents after her mother’s death. She went on to pursue a degree in clinical psychology before participating in the Miss Dominican Republic pageant. Of her long term career goals, Soñé has said she wishes to found a children’s institute to continue her interests as a psychologist. To this end, she has been the spokesperson of many campaigns headed by Dominican Attorney General Rossana Reyes designed to discourage child neglect, and curtail the high number of abandoned children through education and public awareness.

Prior to winning the national title pageant, Soñé was a professional model with OSSYGENO MODEL MANAGEMENT, appearing in several Dominican fashion periodicals. Soñé has since become the official face of Pantene shampoo, Avon, and Esbelle Weight Loss Product.

She made her screen debut in the Dominican film Un Macho de Mujer (2006), which starred Venezuelan television host Daniel Sarcos and hosted the weekly television dating show,Cupido (Cupid) in 2008. She currently hosts a daily television show “Todo Bien” on Antena Latina.

Apart from hosting “Todo Bien”, she currently hosts her own radio show “Renata Soñé por la 91” every Sunday. The show focuses on music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Soñé is set to star in the thriller “Intercambio” in the spring of 2011, a co-production of Virafilms and Alfa Films in which she plays detetive Ximena Salba.

Soñé became an entrepreneur in 2006 when she successfully launched her own luxury collection of eye glasses Renata Soñé Eye Wear.

She married her childhood sweetheart, businessman Eduardo Guerra Gutiérrez on June 14, 2006 in an intimate ceremony in Casa de Campo. The couple has two sons, Ignacio de Jesús born in late 2006 and Rodrigo Antonio born in October 2011.