Renata Soñé

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Soñé and the second or maternal family name is Savery.
Renata Soñé
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Renata de Jesús Soñé Savery
(1982-08-06) August 6, 1982 (age 32)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Hometown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2005
Major
competition(s)
Miss Dominican Republic 2005
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2005
(2nd Runner-Up)
Spouse Eduardo Guerra Gutiérrez (m. 2006)
Children 2

Renata de Jesús Soñé Savery (born August 6, 1982, in Manhattan, New York City) is an American-born Dominican beauty pageant titleholder[1] who competed in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant, finishing 2nd Runner-Up after winning Miss Dominican Republic 2005.[2] Previously a model as well, she now works as an actress and television host.

Life and career[edit]

At six months of age, Soñé was left in the care of her grandparents after her mother's death. She went on to pursue a degree in clinical psychology before participating in the Miss Dominican Republic pageant. Of her long term career goals, Soñé has said she wishes to found a children's institute to continue her interests as a psychologist.[3] To this end, she has been the spokesperson of many campaigns headed by Dominican Attorney General Rossana Reyes designed to discourage child neglect, and curtail the high number of abandoned children through education and public awareness.[4]

Prior to winning the national title pageant, Soñé was a professional model with OSSYGENO MODEL MANAGEMENT, appearing in several Dominican fashion periodicals. Soñé has since become the official face of Pantene shampoo, Avon, and Esbelle Weight Loss Product.[5]

Pageant participation[edit]

Miss Dominican Republic 2005[edit]

Soñé competed in the Miss Dominican Republic 2005 pageant on April 9, 2005, representing Distrito Nacional, where she won the title and gained the right to represent the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe.[6]

Miss Universe 2005[edit]

She went on to compete in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand, where she finished third overall (2nd Runner-Up), ahead of Mónica Spear (Venezuela) and Laura Elizondo (Mexico) and behind Cynthia Olavarría (Puerto Rico) and winner Natalie Glebova (Canada).[7] She appears in the Miss Universe Organization's book "Universal Beauty" as the contestant with the best body in the history of the pageant.

Film and Television[edit]

She made her screen debut in the Dominican film Un Macho de Mujer (2006), which starred Venezuelan television host Daniel Sarcos.[8] and hosted the weekly television dating show, Cupido (Cupid) in 2008. She currently hosts a daily television show "Todo Bien" on Antena Latina.[9]

Apart from hosting "Todo Bien", she currently hosts her own radio show "Renata Soñé por la 91" every Sunday. The show focuses on music from the 70's, 80's and 90's.[10] Soñé is set to star in the thriller "Intercambio" in the spring of 2011, a co-production of Virafilms and Alfa Films in which she plays detective Ximena Salba.[11]

Business[edit]

Soñé became an entrepreneur in 2006 when she successfully launched her own luxury collection of eyeglasses Renata Soñé Eye Wear.[12]

Personal life[edit]

She married her childhood sweetheart, businessman Eduardo Guerra Gutiérrez on June 14, 2006, in an intimate ceremony in Casa de Campo.[13] The couple has two sons, Ignacio de Jesús born in late 2006 and Rodrigo Antonio born in October 2011 .[14]

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Puerto Rico Alba Reyes
Miss Universe 2nd Runner-Up
2005
Succeeded by
Switzerland Lauriane Gilliéron
Preceded by
Larimar Fiallo
Miss Dominican Republic
2005
Succeeded by
Mía Taveras
Preceded by
Yadira Geara
Miss Distrito Nacional
2005
Succeeded by
Dawilda González