Denise Quiñones

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Quiñones and the second or maternal family name is August.
Denise Quiñones
Beauty pageant titleholder
Denise Quinones.png
Born Denise Marie Quiñones August
(1980-09-09) September 9, 1980 (age 33)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Hometown Lares, Puerto Rico
Residence Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic[1][2]
No. of films 4
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Lares Universe 2001
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001
Miss Universe 2001
Major
competition(s)
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2001
(Winner)
(Miss Photogenic)
(Bluepoint Best in Swimsuit)
(Clairol Herbal Essences Style Award)
Partner René Pérez (2006–2009)[3]
Frank Perozo (2010–2011)[4][1]
Twitter: @DeniseQuinones9 Official website

Denise Marie Quiñones August (born September 9, 1980 in Ponce) is a Puerto Rican actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was the fourth woman from her country to win the Miss Universe contest. Prior to winning the Miss Universe pageant, she represented her hometown of Lares in the Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001 pageant. Since 2010 she lives in Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Quiñones,won the Miss Universe 2001 pageant in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in 2001. She was crowned by Lara Dutta, Miss Universe 2000 of India and also won the awards of Miss Photogenic, Bluepoint Swimsuit, and Clairol Best Style. She is only the fourth Miss Universe winner to also win Miss Photogenic after Margareta Arvidsson, Margarita Moran, and Janelle Commissiong. Her win, over Greek contestant Evelina Papantoniou, came on the Miss Universe pageant's 50th anniversary. As Miss Universe, Quiñones resided in New York City for a year, enjoying the benefits that all winners of the pageant receive, including complimentary make-up and haircare, a car, complete wardrobe, professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization, a $60,000 scholarship to a New York City film school, and traveling opportunities.[5]

On the night of the Miss Universe 2002 contest, she passed on her crown, once again in Puerto Rico (this time the event was held in the city of San Juan), to Oxana Fedorova of Russia.[6]

Since relinquishing the title, Quiñones attended the School for Film and Television's two-year conservatory acting program. Presently an actress, Quiñones has starred in the Spanish version of Nilo Cruz's play Ana en el trópico (Anna in the Tropics) and continues to hone her talent in the United States. For her role in Anna in the Tropics, she was nominated and awarded an HOLA Award (from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) and an ACE Award. In October 2005, she was selected for the role of Doña Rosita, in a production of Federico Garcia Lorca's play Doña Rosita la soltera.

Quiñones guest-starred in a season 5 episode of the WB Network television series Smallville. She played Andrea, a masked avenger who fought crime in Metropolis and invited Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to join her in her adventures. On the heels of her Smallville role, she was also cast in the role of "Rachel", a young fighter pilot in the pilot for the TV series Aquaman, which was in development for the CW Television Network. The pilot did not make the fall 2006 lineup.

In November 2006, Quiñones led the off-Broadway cast of Zanahorias (or Carrots in English), a Spanish comedy by Spanish playwright Antonio Zancada. For her role in Zanahorias, she won an ACE Award in 2007.

In July 2008, it was announced that Quiñones would play the part of Lara in the upcoming film I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, based on the book of the same name. On July 24, 2008, producer Tucker Max announced on the film's official production blog that Quiñones had dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.[7]

In February 2014, Quiñones joined the eighth season of Univision's beauty pageant reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014 as a team mentor where she coaches a team of young women on modeling industry success techniques.

Personal life[edit]

Quiñones was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico.[8] She dated René Pérez, also known as Residente from the Puerto Rican alternative-reggaeton duo Calle 13.[9] From 2010-2011 Quiñones was in a relationship with Dominican actor Frank Perozo.[10]

Films[edit]

  • Elite[11] (2010) - Special agent Sandra Torres
  • La Soga[12] aka The Butcher’s Wife (2009) - Jenny
  • Party Time[13]
  • Bad Boys II[14] (2003) (uncredited) - Street walker in Cuba

Television series[edit]

  • Elena Santos[15] - Yarelis (serie de TV de PR)
  • Aquaman[16] (2006) TV series - Rachel
  • Smallville[17] - "Vengeance Chronicles” (2006) Webisode - Andrea Rojas (Angel of Vengeance)
  • Smallville[18] - "Vengeance" (2006) TV episode - Andrea Rojas (Angel of Vengeance)
  • The Bedford Diaries[19] (2006) TV series - Mia Thorne (post-production)
  • Freddie[20] - "The Two That Got Away" (2006) TV episode - Denise
  • Freddie[21] - "The Mixer" (2006) TV episode - Denise
  • Love Monkey[22] - Pilot (2006) TV episode - Gorgeous Woman
  • Miss Universe[23] (2002) (TV) - Miss Universe 2001
  • Miss Universe[24] (2001) (TV) - Miss Puerto Rico/Miss Universe 2001 (winner)
  • Miss Puerto Rico Universe[25](2000) - Miss Lares/Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001 (winner)

Theater[edit]

  • Pantaleón y las visitadoras[26]
  • Ana en el Tropico[27]
  • Doña Rosita la Soltera[28]
  • Doña Flor Y Sus Dos Maridos[29]
  • Zanahorias (Primera edicion)[30]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Denise Quiñones plena en la música, la actuación y el amor". Primera Hora (in Spanish). 29 August 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Denise Quiñones se queda en Santo Domingo por amor al arte". Más VIP (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Termina noviazgo entre René, de Calle 13, y Denise Quiñones" (in Spanish). People en Español. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Paniagua, Paola (4 January 2012). "Frank Perozo y Denise Quiñones se separan". Bureo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Denise Quinones Biography.
  6. ^ Peageant News Bureau. Crowned Amid Controversy. Puerto Rico, May 29, 2002.
  7. ^ We have a new cast member..., IHTSBIH Official Website.
  8. ^ Denise Quiñones August: 1980—: Miss Universe Biography
  9. ^ "La ex Miss Universo Denise Quiñones y Residente de Calle 13 se separan". Terra. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  10. ^ 26 de marzo, 2010 - 09:00 AM EDT. "Denise Quiñones ya tiene nuevo novio". PeopleenEspanol.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Elite". Vocero.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  12. ^ "La Soga". Life.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  13. ^ "Party Time". Vocero.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  14. ^ "Bad Boys II". Vocero.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Elena Santos". Vocero.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  16. ^ "Aquaman". Aquamantv.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  17. ^ "Smallville". Mania.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  18. ^ "Smallville". VSombreday.blogcindario.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  19. ^ "The Bedford Diaries". Epguides.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  20. ^ "Freddie". Peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  21. ^ "Freddie". Tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  22. ^ "Love Monkey". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  23. ^ "Miss Universe 2001 al ganar entrega la corona en el 2002". Pageantrymagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  24. ^ "Miss Universe 2001". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  25. ^ "Miss Puerto Rico Part 4". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  26. ^ "Pantaleón y las visitadoras". Peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  27. ^ "Ana en el Tropico". Repertorio.org. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  28. ^ "Doña Rosita la Soltera". Theater.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  29. ^ "Doña Flor Y Sus Dos Maridos". Repertorio.org. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  30. ^ "Zanahorias". Primerahora.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-20. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
India Lara Dutta
Miss Universe
2001
Succeeded by
Russia Oxana Fedorova
(Detroned)
Panama Justine Pasek
(Successor)
Preceded by
Spain Helen Lindes
Miss Photogenic Universe
2001
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Isis Casalduc
Preceded by
Guaynabo Zoraida Fonalledas
Miss Puerto Rico Universe
2001
Succeeded by
Utuado Isis Casalduc