Carolina Gómez

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Carolina Gómez
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Carolina Gómez Correa
(1976-02-26) February 26, 1976 (age 39)
Cali, Colombia
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Colombia 1993
Major
competition(s)
Miss Colombia 1993
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1994
(1st Runner-Up)

Carolina Gómez Correa (born February 26, 1976 [1] in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian-American actress, presenter and model, who held the title of Miss Colombia 1993 and placed 1st Runner-Up at Miss Universe 1994.

Biography[edit]

In the early years of her life, Carolina went to live in the United States and returned to Bogotá when she was eighteen years old. Later, she represented Bogota as a delegate to the Miss Colombia Contest, Concurso Nacional de Belleza, where she was named as the new titleholder of the Señorita Colombia title in 1993. After that, she traveled to Manila, Philippines to represent her country in the Miss Universe 1994 Pageant where she was First Runner-up; Carolina Gomez was the third Colombian to win First Runner-up in a Miss Universe competition, after Paola Turbay in 1992 and Paula Andrea Betancourt Arroyave in 1993.

After this stage of her life, Carolina went into modeling, achieving success on runways in Italy and Miami. She was the host of "Stars", a television show where many artists and celebrities were interviewed; afterwards, she was the successor to Jaime Garzón in the show "Locos Videos". She was also a TV Producer, as such, she was co-chair of Vista Productions Inc. In 2004, she made her acting debut in a soap opera, "El Auténtico Rodrigo Leal", telecasted by Caracol Channel (in Colombia), where she had the role of the host of a TV Reality Program with the Argentinian actor Martín Karpan. Her acting in this role received excellent reviews, which led to her role as protagonist in "La Viuda de la Mafía", another soap opera which aired in 2006 in RCN Channel (another Colombian Channel). Between 2007 and 2010 she worked in different TV series such as Mujeres Asesinas, Sin Retorno, Tiempo Final and Karabudjan. The latter was a 6 hour miniseries for Antena 3 in Spain. Currently, she is playing Alicia Duran in A Corazon Abierto, the Colombian adaptation of Grey's Anatomy. This series recently became the highest rating show in the history of Colombian television, surpassing Fernando Gaitan's worldwide success: Ugly Betty.

She has also starred in several films, including director Felipe Martinez Amador's feature film "Bluff", with Catalina Aristizabal, Victor Mallarino, and Luis Eduardo Arango, amongst others. The film, which premiered in March 2007, had very good reviews and very high box office revenues in Colombia. In 2010, she traveled to Los Angeles to co-star in the film The Chosen One along with comedian Rob Schneider (who also wrote and directed the movie). Her successful career led her to work in Federals, a Brazilian action film with Michael Madsen, Saluda Al Diablo De Mi Parte along with Edgar Ramirez, and most recently: El Paseo, a family road trip comedy shot in the beautiful Colombian countryside. Carolina is the fourth Colombian actress to penetrate the American cinema market, along with Sofía Vergara, Paola Turbay and Catalina Sandino.

Carolina Gómez has been married and separated twice. She is now married to Borja Aguirre, a young American businessman.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • "Adelaida" (2014)
  • La Lectora (2012)
  • Greetings to the Devil (2011)
  • The Chosen One (2010)
  • Federal (2010)
  • El Paseo (2010)
  • Bluff (2007)
  • Martinis al Atardecer (2004)

TV Series[edit]

  • "Los Hombres Tambien Lloran" (2014)
  • Mentiras Perfectas (2013)
  • A Corazon Abierto (2010)
  • KARABUDJAN (2010)
  • Amas de Casa Desesperadas (Season 2) (2010)
  • Tiempo Final (2009)
  • Sin Retorno (2008)
  • Mujeres Asesinas (2007)

Soap Operas[edit]

  • La Teacher de Ingles (2011)
  • La viuda de la Mafia (2004)
  • Marido a Sueldo (2007)
  • El auténtico Rodrigo Leal (2003)
  • "Decisiones"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carolina Gómez - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colombia Paula Andrea Betancourt
Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
1994
Succeeded by
India Manpreet Brar
Preceded by
Paula Andrea Betancourt
Miss Colombia
1993
Succeeded by
Tatiana Castro Abuichabe