October 28, 1982
|Other names||Top Model Özge|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Manager||Uğurkan Erez Agency
Gaye Sökmen Agency
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Title(s)||Miss Turkey 2003
Elite Model Look 2002
|Miss Turkey 2003
Miss Universe 2003
Elite Model Look
Özge Ulusoy (born October 28, 1982, Ankara) is a Turkish model, retired ballet dancer (who holds the prima ballerina assoluta title given by l'École supérieure de ballet[where?]), and occasional film actress from Izmir. She is best known for her appearance in the popular TV-series Arka Sokaklar from 2006 to 2009. As a model, she walked the runways for Hussein Chalayan, Mavi Jeans, Mudo, Hervé Léger, Balenciaga, Eva Gronbach, Guy Laroche, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Dior, Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols, Mango, etc. She held the first runner-up title for the annual beauty pageant Miss Turkey in 2003. In 2002, Ulusoy finished third in Elite Model Management's Elite Model Look competition, took second place the following year in the Miss Turkey competition, and won the Miss Turkey Universe 2003 title before signing with Uğurkan Erez Model Management in Istanbul. Since her debut, Ulusoy has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns in Turkey.
Early life and career
Özge Ulusoy was born on October 28, 1982 in Ankara, the youngest and second of two children of H. Ulusoy, a retired chief military justice of Turkish Armed Forces, and Armağan (née ?), a former mayor. She is right-handed and white-Caucasian. Ulusoy was raised a Muslim. She has an elder sister, Associate Professor Nilay Ulusoy, an academician in Bahçeşehir University and Marmara University and an alumna of Sorbonne.
A native of Izmir, Turkey, Özge Ulusoy is a graduate of faculty of fine arts in Hacettepe University, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and Yeditepe University, where she had classical ballet course and arts administration bachelor's degree. She passed her conservatory examinations to be accepted into these most considerable ballet schools at the age of 12. She has first studied in Hacettepe University, two years later she transferred to Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. Later in 2003, after holding the first runner-up for the Miss Turkey 2003 title she entered Yeditepe University where she majored in Arts administration with a specialty in classical ballet. She is fluent in Turkish, English, German and French. In 2011, she finished fifth in Survivor: Ünlüler vs. Gönüllüler, the fifth season of Show TV's Turkish version of the reality television game show Survivor, produced by Acun Media.
In 2011, after heating up the stage on Yok Böyle Dans—the Turkish version of Dancing With the Stars—for weeks, Ulusoy won the show, along with her professional partner Vitaly Kozmin. Subsequently, she acted in Show TV's comic science fiction series Ha Babam Uzay. She was cast as HRH The Princess Alev in Türk'ün Uzayla İmtihanı that was the identical successor of Ha Babam Uzay. She also hosted the backstage of Bugün Ne Giysem? which is a fashion competition on Show TV for one season before she became a judge on the show in 2012. Later that same year, she appeared as a special guest star in the thirty fourth episode of the Kanal D series Yalan Dünya as herself.
Ulusoy has been in a relationship with Hacı Sabancı, a member of the fourth generation of the renowned Sabancı family, since August 2011.
|2003||Miss Universe 2003||Herself||Turkish participant; Channel: NBC and TVN Entertainment Corporation; Production: Donald Trump|
|2006—2007||Arka Sokaklar||Yeliz Balkan||Actress; Channel: Kanal D; TV-series; Production: Erler Film|
|2007—2008||Senin Uğruna||Burçak||Actress in leading role along with Rafet el Roman; Channel: FOX; TV series; Production: ABT|
|2008||Dilek Ağacı||Actress in leading role; TV series|
|2008—2009||Arka Sokaklar||Yeliz Balkan||Actress; Channel: Kanal D; TV-series; Production: Erler Film|
|2009||Ev||Guest starring; Movie; Production: Pinema Film|
|2010||Ateşe Yürümek||Rüya||Actress; Channel: Star TV; TV series; Production: Pastel Film|
|2011||Kutsal Damacana: Dracoola||Demet||Actress in leading role; Movie; Production: İyi Seyirler Film, Zero Film|
|April 2, 2011 — June 6, 2011||Survivor: Ünlüler vs. Gönüllüler||Herself||Competitor in the team of Ünlüler (Celebrities); Channel: Show TV; Game Show; Production: Acun Media|
|2011—2012||Yok Böyle Dans||Herself||Contestant on the second season of the Turkish version of "Dancing with the Stars", partnered with professional dancer Vitaly Kozmin; Channel: Show TV; Production: Acun Medya|
|2012||Ha Babam Uzay||Princess Alev||Actress in leading role; Channel: Show TV; TV series; Production: Süreç Film|
|2012||Türk'ün Uzayla İmtihanı||Princess Alev||Actress in leading role; Channel: Show TV; TV series succeeded by Ha Babam Uzay; Production: Süreç Film|
|2012||Bugün Ne Giysem?||Herself||Backstage host; Channel: Show TV|
|2012||Bugün Ne Giysem?||Herself||Judge; Channel: Show TV|
|2012||Yalan Dünya||Herself||Special guest star; Channel: Kanal D|
|2012||O Ses Türkiye||Herself||Special guest star singing "Peri"; Channel: Star TV; Production: Acun Medya|
|2013||Romantik Komedi 2: Bekârlığa Veda||Gözde||Actress; Movie|
- Özge Ulusoy at the Internet Movie Database[unreliable source?]
- "Özge Ulusoy" (click "Woman", then "Özge Ulusoy" - "Page No: 3"). Uğurkan Erez Modeling Agency. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- Second runner-up titleholder for the Elite Model Look Özge Ulusoy wins the Miss Turkey Universe tiara in 2003
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|Awards and achievements|
Çağla Kubat (2002)
|Miss Universe Turkey
Fatoş Seğmen (2004)