Özge Ulusoy

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Özge Ulusoy
Born Özge Ulusoy[1]
(1982-10-28) October 28, 1982 (age 34)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Other names Top Model Özge
Occupation Model, actress
television presenter
Website www.ozgeulusoy.com.tr
Modeling information
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Hair color Brunette[2]
Eye color Brown[2]
Manager Uğurkan Erez Agency
Gaye Sökmen Agency
Beauty pageant titleholder
Title(s) Miss Turkey 2003
(1st runner-up)
Elite Model Look 2002
(2nd runner-up)
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?][citation needed]), 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.[3] 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[edit]

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[citation needed]. 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.


Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ Özge Ulusoy at the Internet Movie Database[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ a b c "Özge Ulusoy" (click "Woman", then "Özge Ulusoy" - "Page No: 3"). Uğurkan Erez Modeling Agency. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Second runner-up titleholder for the Elite Model Look Özge Ulusoy wins the Miss Turkey Universe tiara in 2003

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Çağla Kubat (2002)
Miss Universe Turkey
Succeeded by
Fatoş Seğmen (2004)