Deborah Carthy Deu

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Deborah Fátima Carthy-Deu (born January 5, 1966) in Santurce, Puerto Rico.[1] She became the second Miss Universe from Puerto Rico. The contest was held at James L. Knight Center of Miami, Florida on July 15, 1985.



Early years

Deborah Carthy-Deu was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to Ramón Carthy Sanchez, of Irish and of White Puerto Rican decent[2] descent and Vicky Sanz Deu[citation needed].[1] Her mother directed an academy for ballet and modeling, Academia de Ballet y Modelaje Vicky Sanz, under the name of Vicky Sanz.[1][3] Her father was a photography director.[1] At age nine she started to take ballet classes at the school her mother directed.[1] She was trained as a classical ballerina.[4] She attended an elementary catholic school and later enrolled in the ninth grade at Commonwealth High School.[1] From age thirteen on she spent her summers in New York City taking dance classes.[1] She later attended the University of Puerto Rico pursued a major in drama.[1] At thirteen she also auditioned for Ballet Concierto and becomes part of the dance company.[3]

Miss Universe

While she was in college, she was selected Miss San Juan on March 22, 1985 and later Miss Puerto Rico on April 27, 1985.[3] On July 15, 1985, she was crowned Miss Universe 1985 representing Puerto Rico in Miami, Florida. Once her Miss Universe obligations were over she moved to California where she lived for several months where she tried to become an actress.[1] Although she did not have much success as an actress, she had success as a model.[1] She also went to Argentina to portray the leading character in the telenovela El Cisne Blanco.[3]

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