Sarodj Bertin

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Sarodj Bertin
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Sarodj Bertin
(1986-04-11) April 11, 1986 (age 29)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Residence Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Haiti Universe 2010

Miss Universe 2010

Reina Hispanoamericana 2012 (Winner)

Sarodj Bertin Durocher (b. Port-au-Prince, 1986) is a Haitian lawyer, best known as a beauty pageant contestant.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bertin was born in Haiti, and is the daughter of Mireille Durocher and Jean Bertin. Bertin’s mother, who was a lawyer and an outspoken critic of then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was murdered on March 28, 1995 in Port-au-Prince.[1] She was shot in broad daylight while being driven by a client, Eugene "Junior" Baillergeau, away from the U.S. military’s Camp Democracy headquarters. Baillergeau, who was killed along with Durocher Bertin, was in litigation with the U.S. military over damages a U.S. helicopter had allegedly done to his private plane.

After her mother’s murder, she was sent to the Dominican Republic where she grew up in exile.[2]

In the Dominican Republic, she learned Spanish and English, in addition to her native French and Haitian Creole.[2] Between 2003 and 2010, she studied Law in Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), and is currently a human rights lawyer. She has worked for the International Alliance for Haiti’s Recovery.


In 2015 she was elected on Luz García’s Noche de Luz programme as a "Summer’s Hot Body".[3]


After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Bertin entered the Miss Haiti Universe contest and won. She spent several months in Puerto Rico with the director of the Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Haiti franchises, Magali Febles, who took charge of her training for 2010 Miss Universe pageant.

She represented Haiti in the Miss Universe 2010 beauty pageant held in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Bertin believed that competing in Miss Universe would give the people of Haiti a voice, stating, "there are many people who want to help but don't know how and sometimes they need a voice to tell them what are the necessities of the people. I want the people, through me, to be who says what their necessities are."[4] On 25 October 2012, she won the Reina Hispanoamericana 2012 pageant.

Radio and television[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Miss Haiti, Sarodj Bertin is now Reina Hispano Americana 2012". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Thursday's intriguing people". CNN. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2014. When Bertin was 9 years old, she witnessed her mother’s murder and was sent away to the Dominican Republic where she grew up in exile, AOL News reported. There, Bertin learned four languages. She is now a human rights lawyer, as well. 
  3. ^ Cruz Hierro, Ynmaculada (17 August 2015). "Cuerpos hot calienta la farándula" (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Listín Diario. Archived from the original on 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Associated Press: Q&A: Miss Haiti gives hope to devastated country.
  5. ^ Tavárez, Juan Enrique (18 February 2014). "Telenoticias presenta nueva imagen; incluye talentos y estudio de televisión". Santo Domingo: Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Pérez, Robinson (26 November 2014). "Sarodj Bertín camino a ser la nueva estrella de la TV dominicana" (in Spanish). Enterato. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Modelo y presentadora de origen haitiano dice RD no es racista ni odia haitianos" (in Spanish). Hoy. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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Preceded by
Glaphyra Jean-Louis
Miss Haiti
Succeeded by
Anedie Azael