Joyce Giraud

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Giraud and the second or maternal family name is Mojica.
Joyce Giraud
Beauty pageant titleholder
Joyce Giraud 2014.jpg
Joyce Giraud, Beverly Hills, California on March 4, 2014
Born Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica
(1975-04-04) April 4, 1975 (age 39)
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
Other names Joyce Giruad de Ohoven, Joyce de Ohoven
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 1994
Miss Aguas Buenas Universe 1998
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 1998
Major
competition(s)
Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 1994
(Winner)
Miss World 1994
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 1998
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1998
(2nd Runner-Up)
Spouse Michael Ohoven (m. 2009)
Children 2

Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica (born April 4, 1975 in Aguas Buenas), also known as Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She is a two time Miss Puerto Rico and the second runner up in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant. She had previously represented Puerto Rico at Miss World 1994.

Giraud was featured in episodes of Baywatch, and in the film Dude, Where's My Car?. More recently, she has starred in TV shows like House of Payne and Joey. In 2013, She joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the fourth season. Joyce was also named 'Queen Of The Milfs' in 2013, by the News/Gossip Site MILFTV & AlERT.[1] [2]

Early life[edit]

Giraud was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. After graduating at the age of 16, Giraud began modeling and attended the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where she finished two Bachelor of Arts degrees by the age of 19; one in Social Work and one in Special Education.[3] After graduating she worked with underprivileged children and public residentials in Puerto Rico.[4]

Pageant participation[edit]

Giraud won the 1994 Miss World Puerto Rico and the titles of Most Beautiful Hair, Most Beautiful Smile; Most Beautiful Face and Best Runway. She later represented Puerto Rico in the Queen of the Atlantics International in Spain, and won the title Queen of the Atlantics 1995. In 1997 she represented Puerto Rico in the Miss Venus International in Jacksonville, Florida and won her hometown the title. In 1998 Giraud won the title of Miss Aguas Buenas and then was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico. She also won the titles of Most Beautiful Hair, Most Beautiful Face, Best Body and the Miss Photogenic Award.

Despite a scandal that almost cost her the crown due to some sexy modeling shots,[5] Giraud was cleared by Donald Trump to compete in the 1998 Miss Universe Pageant in Hawaii where she was a crowd favorite and finished as 2nd Runner-Up behind Veruska Ramírez of Venezuela and winner Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago. Later that year she wrote a book called "Joyce, Dreams and Realities," based on her experiences in the Miss Universe Pageant.

In 2000 Giraud became the only undefeated model to win every episode of Star Search aka Destination Stardom in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Career[edit]

Giraud began modeling to help her mother pay for her university studies and became one of the top models of Puerto Rico. She has appeared in numerous national and international campaigns. She describes having been discovered while working at the drive-thru of a KFC restaurant.[6]

After winning the Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Giraud discovered her love of acting when director Vicente Castro cast her as the lead in his Coralito Tiene Dos Maridos, a remake of Sonia Braga's Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos. She received such great reviews that she found another passion in life. After doing many small roles in her native Puerto Rico, Giraud moved to Miami, Florida where she continued a successful modeling career. In 2001 she decided to take the leap toward Los Angeles where she has received parts in numerous films and TV shows, most recently David Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

In 2012 Giraud created the beauty pageant Queen of the Universe.

Giraud is one of the few Puerto Rican Supermodels, and has been featured on numerous magazine covers and in international campaigns.

Giraud serves as an executive producer on the 2013 television series Siberia under the name Joyce De Ohoven. She also stars in the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2013.

Personal[edit]

Giraud is married to producer Michael Ohoven. They have two children, Leonardo and Valentino. Giraud uses the last name De Ohoven in some instances, including on social media sites and on legal documents.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1999 La Primera Finalista
1999 Coralito Tiene Dos Maridos
2000 Baywatch Rachel 1 episode, Dream Girl
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Fabio's Girlfriend Uncredited
2000 The Bold and the Beautiful Spectra Model 2 episodes
2002 Viva TV Herself Guest co-host
2003 Diva Detectives Herself
2004 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls Julie
2004 Latin Dragon Claudia Sanchez
2005 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Ursula 1 episode, Grounded on the 23rd Floor
2005 Joey Maria 1 episode, Joey and the ESL
2006 Heist Angel 2 episodes
2006 Slayer Estrella TV movie
2007 - 2012 House of Payne Angel 20 episodes
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Spain TV reporter Major film
2013 Siberia Caroline/Joyce 11 episodes
2013 Sin Límites Herself 1 episode, ADD/ADHD
2013–2014 Vanderpump Rules Herself/Archive Footage 3 episodes
2013–2014 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself 23 episodes

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Trinidad and Tobago Margot Bourgeois
Miss Universe 2nd Runner-Up
1998
Succeeded by
Spain Diana Nogueira
Preceded by
San Juan Ana Rosa Brito
Miss Puerto Rico Universe
1998
Succeeded by
Lares Brenda Liz Lopez
Preceded by
-
Miss Aguas Buenas Universe
1998
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
San Juan Ana Rosa Brito
Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico
1994
Succeeded by
Guaynabo Swanni Quiñones