Denny Mendez Biography
Denny Mendez (birth name: Denny Andreína Méndez de la Rosa) is a Dominican-Italian model, actress and former beauty queen who took part in the Miss Universe 1997 representing Italy and placed Top 6.
Denny Mendez Age
Mendez is 41 years old as of 2019. She was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic on 20 July 1978.
Denny Mendez Family
Mendez is originally from the Dominican Republic. Her mother relocated them both to Montecatini Terme, Italy when Mendez was a very young girl as they searched for a better life. Many of her aunts had already moved to Italy and gotten married by Italians. By the time they were moving, Denny’s parents had gotten a divorce and once in Italy, her mother married an Italian she had met in the Dominican Republic as he was on holiday.
Denny Mendez Daughter | Spouse
Mendez is a mother to a girl by the name India Nayara. She was born on 12th September 2016. The child’s father is film producer Oscar Generale. Mendez is in a relationship with Generale though their story is not well known.
Denny Mendez Modeling in beauty pageants
Before she got into modeling, Mendez was studying to become a tourist guide. With no formal training on how to model, Mendez enrolled in a beauty pageant. On 16th December 1995, she competed in the pageant for the Miss Dominican Republic 1996 title. She was representing the Distrito Nacional and placed second runner-up. She tried to win the title again the following which she did not win too.
Mendez returned to Italy and enrolled in the Miss Italia pageant. On 7th September 1996, she was elected as Miss Italia at Salsomaggiore town. This caused a scandal as it was the first time a woman of non-Italian ancestry was elected to represent the country in an international beauty pageant. To some, it served as a wake-up call for Italy to close its borders to further immigration.
She went on to represent Italy in the Miss Universe 1997 competition that was held on 16 May 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida. She got into the semifinals in first place among the Top 6. However, her Top 6 answer denied her the chance to get to the final 3. The crown was won by Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss USA.
Post the beauty pageants, Mendez got many modeling jobs in many of Europe’s leading fashion houses and magazines that had the intent on displaying their love of diversity. She also became a popular TV personality who is still active in modeling. She has tried her hand in acting as well with several theatrical productions. She has also appeared as a guest on numerous Italian feature films, sitcoms, and dramas. Her most memorable role in acting is in the film Ocean’s Twelve, starring Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney.
Denny Mendez Height
Mendez is 1.79 m tall. This translates to 5 feet 10 inches of height.
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