Ada De la Cruz
Born Ada Aimée de la Cruz Ramirez on June 15, 1986 in Villa Mella Dominican Republic.
She was raised in Villa Altagracia and relocated to Santo Domingo at the age of 14. She grew up poor, and because of this she is sometimes reffered to as the Dominican Cinderella.
Ada De La Cruz as she is best known, became Internationally famous for her title as Miss Dominican Republic 2009 and Miss Universe 2009 first runner-up. Although she already had fame in the Dominican Republic after placing in the top 15 for the 2007 Miss dominican Republic world in 2007 and her win as Miss World Beach beauty in the same year.
While competing, she represented her Grandparents home, San José de Ocoa (Same place that birthed the wrestling Dominican Legend Jack Veneno).
While the title is a bit more modest, we here at ThatsDominican.com would like to mention she was also crowned as our very own Dominican Woman Of The Month for January of 2011.
Check out this video where they interview Ada Aimee in the program Piedra Papel y Tijera (rock, paper, Scissor) and recount her win in 2009 to become Miss Dominican Republic 2009. They show clips of the moment, and then go into detail about her emotions at the moment in this two-parter.
The interview is in Spanish, but even if you do not speak it, she’s still nice to just look at