|Beauty pageant titleholder|
January 5, 1965
Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||53.7 kg (118 lb)|
|Title(s)||Miss San Juan 1985
Miss Puerto Rico 1985
Miss Universe 1985
|Miss Puerto Rico 1985
Miss Universe 1985
|Spouse||Luis Caicedo (m. 2006; div. 2008)|
Deborah Carthy-Deu (born in January 5, 1966 in Santurce) is a Puerto Rican actress, host, and former beauty queen. She is known for being the second Miss Universe from Puerto Rico. The contest was held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida on July 15, 1985.
Deborah Carthy-Deu was born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico to Ramón Carthy Sanchez and Vicky Sanz Deu, of Irish and of Puerto Rican descent. Her mother directed an academy for ballet and modeling, Academia de Ballet y Modelaje Vicky Sanz, under the name of Vicky Sanz. Her father was a photography director. At age nine she started to take ballet classes at the school her mother directed. She was trained as a classical ballerina. She attended an elementary catholic school and later enrolled in the ninth grade at Commonwealth High School. From age thirteen on she spent her summers in New York City taking dance classes. She later attended the University of Puerto Rico pursued a major in drama. At thirteen she also auditioned for Ballet Concierto and becomes part of the dance company.
While she was in college, she was selected Miss San Juan on March 22, 1985 and later Miss Puerto Rico on April 27, 1985. 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. Although she did not have much success as an actress, she had success as a model. She also went to Argentina to portray the leading character in the telenovela El Cisne Blanco. An offer she could not refuse and that allowed her to continue working both as an actress and a model internationally, as well as an Emcee and Television host for both Univision and Telemundo Network.
Post Miss Universe
Aside from representing her home country in the Miss Universe pageant, and winning this title, Deborah graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico and obtained the Theater Medal, awarded to the most distinguished graduate. She majored in Theater Arts and Education.
As an actress, Carthy-Deu has worked both in theater and television and has earned the respect of the critics for her participation, both in comedies and dramas. She owns a modeling and finishing school, known as Deborah Carthy Deu Estudio y Agencia de Modelos, in which she helps girls and women to develop social skills and self-esteem, as well as to start careers in modeling, the arts, television and participate in beauty pageants.
She owns a modeling and finishing school, known as Deborah Carthy Deu Estudio y Agencia de Modelos, in which she helps girls and women to develop social skills and self-esteem, as well as to start careers in modeling, the arts, television and participate in beauty pageants.
Carthy-Deu has hosted several television shows in Puerto Rico, New York and Miami, that include working for both Univision and the Telemundo network. Working on television programs such as: Noche de Gala, (Gala Night Ball), alongside Eddie Miró, "Desde Mi Pueblo", (From My Town), alongside Yoyo Boing & Tony Croatto, and "La Buena Vida", has allowed her to become one of the top emcee's (Master of Ceremonies) in Puerto Rico and abroad.
Since 2003, she has been a fashion contributor for WAPA's newscast "Noticentro Al Amanecer"
From 2000 to 2004, Carthy-Deu was in a relationship with politician Eduardo Bhatia. Carthy-Deu married insurance executive Luis Caicedo on July 23, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They divorced two years later.
On October 18, 2009, Carthy-Deu at the age of 43 years, became a mother for the first time when she gave birth to a boy in a San Juan hospital.
- List of famous Puerto Ricans
- Irish immigration to Puerto Rico
- Miss Universe
- History of women in Puerto Rico
- Deborah Carthy-Deu at the Internet Movie Database
- Lexjuris.com, Biographies.
- Miss Universe, History: Deborah Carthy Deu.
- Univisión.com, De Puerto Rico a Venezuela. Retrieved on January 27, 2008.
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Puerto Rico