Alexandra Braun

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Alexandra Braun
MissEarth2005.jpg
Born
Alexandra Braun Waldeck

(1983-05-19) May 19, 1983 (age 35)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[1]
TitleSambil Model 2005 (winner)
Miss Venezuela 2005 (1st runner up)
Miss Earth Venezuela 2005
Miss Earth 2005 (winner)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGreen

Alexandra Braun Waldeck (born May 19, 1983) is a Venezuelan multi-award winning international actress, model and beauty queen who won the 2005 edition of Miss Earth, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[2][3]

Braun won four international best actress awards in various film festivals all over the world for her portrayal of the lead role in the movie, "Uma" at the London Film Festival, Monaco International Film Festival, the Milan International Film Festival and the Georgia Latino Film Festival in Atlanta; the film also won recognition in the "Film of the World" category at the International Film Festival of India[4] and won best foreign film at the Burbank International Film Festival in the United States.[5]

Early life and background[edit]

Growing up in Caracas, Braun graduated cum laude with a Technical Degree in Marketing and Advertising.[6] Her family is from Germany, they migrated to Venezuela after World War II.[7]

The 5'10" Venezuelan beauty queen went on to compete in the 2005 Miss Venezuela pageant.[6] While she only placed first runner-up, representing Nueva Esparta, she was selected by Sambil Model Caracas to represent Venezuela at Miss Earth held in Manila, Philippines.[8] She was crowned Miss Earth on October 23, 2005, where eighty contestants from all over the world took part in the competition.[9] Braun, a 22-year-old model, also got the prize for Best in Swimsuit.[8] She was the first Venezuelan to win the competition. Her win makes Venezuela the second country after Brazil to win all of the "Big Four" pageants.[6]

Braun crowned her successor, Hil Hernández, during the 2006 Miss Earth pageant finale on November 26, 2006, held at the National Museum in Manila, Philippines. Her Miss Earth Venezuela successor, Marianne Puglia, was crowned Miss Earth Fire, the equivalent of 3rd runner up. She now has a career as an actress in Venezuela.[10][11]

Miss Earth reign[edit]

During her Miss Earth reign, she met the President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Malacañan Palace, which she considered as one of her most memorable experiences.[6][12] Upon her return to Venezuela after winning the Miss Earth competition, Braun immediately spearheaded a reforestation program in Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia with the help of Sambil Organization, the franchise holder of Miss Earth Venezuela contest. It was followed by the launching of the SAMI Tree Program, a fund-raising activity that educates children on the importance of protecting trees to save the environment.[12]

In April 2006, she travelled to Singapore, together with the Miss Earth Foundation to co-host the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP gala event, The Champions of the Earth, an annual awards programme to recognize outstanding environmental leaders at a policy level. She co-hosted the awarding ceremony on April 21, 2006, with Eric Falt, UNEP Director of Communications and Public Information.[13][14]

As Miss Earth winner, Braun travelled the world to participate and promote environmental awareness programs with the Philippine-based Miss Earth Foundation. She also visited several countries including Canada, Puerto Rico, Chile, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Venezuela.

Life after Miss Earth[edit]

Braun's victory in Miss Earth 2005 has made her a household name in Venezuela and different parts of the world specially in modeling business. She started in a new stage of her life when she announced the launching of her own accessories brand name ¨DiBraun Accessories¨ with her twin sister Karina. She has appeared in a variety of magazines right after her reign including Philippine's 'Women's Journal', Variedades, Man, Ocean Drive, Maxim, Urbe, Que Pasa (Chile) and more. Braun is now an established model in Latin America, Europe and Asia appearing in numerous television spots, magazines and advertising campaigns in countries such as Philippines, Romania, Malaysia, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Bolivia and her home country Venezuela.

She started her career as an actress in Venezuela with her first movie directed by Abraham Pulido produced in 2012 and show to public in May 2015, ¨Hasta que la muerte nos separe¨ is about a model who falls in love with a boxer based on the novel Othelo by William Shakespeare.

She started to make her first appearance in theatre in the play ¨Boeing Boeing¨ directed by Tullio Cavalli in August 2013. In 2014 She started her first soap opera called ¨Amor Secreto¨ on T.V. Channel VENEVISION, as Alejandra Altamirano as the antagonist of the history. It was launched in May 2015. In 2016 she was called for performing her second teather play called "Cronicas desquiciadas".

In 2016 she made her second movie as the lead role in the movie "UMA" directed by Alain Maiki.

In January 2017 started her third feather play called "Relatos Borrachos". In May started a new TV project called "Ellas aman, ellos mienten" and also at the same time started a movie project "Blindados" directed by Carlos Malave. In October 2018 she became Member of the ACACV Venezuelan Cience and Cinematography Academy

Career background[edit]

Beauty contests[edit]

Braun competed in the following pageants:[15]

Month & Year Pageant Placement
October 2005 Miss Earth 2005 Winner
September 2005 Miss Venezuela 2005 First Runner Up
July 2005 Sambil Model Winner

Catalogs[edit]

Year/s Title Country
2009-2011 Miss Lulu Venezuela
2009-2010 Avon Hogar Venezuela
2007-2008 Vestimenta Venezuela
2008 Swim Catálogo Interno
2008 Canuan Catálogo Trajes de Baño
2006, 2007 Macla Venezuela
2006 Avon Beauty Venezuela
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Beco Venezuela
2004, 2005 Jade Venezuela

Ambassador non-profit organizations[edit]

Year/s Organization Cause/Program
2008–present SENOSAYUDA Breast Cancer
2007–present UNO MAS Foundation Down Syndrome
2012 SIDA Acción Solidaria (Solidarity Action
2007–present Asociación Civil Ronald McDonald (Program “Give a Hand”)
2008–present UMA Foundation (Dinner with the Stars)

Filmography[edit]

In December 2017, Braun won Best Actress at the Monaco International Film Festival called the Angel Film Awards for her performance in a love story movie Uma,[16][17] which was produced in Italy by the production company Epic In Motion & AMZ along with Trinitus Productions. [18] The movie also won the Best Film, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards.[19]

Braun's performance in the movie Uma further earned her best actress awards in the Milan International Film Festival and the Georgia Latino Film Festival in Atlanta.[20]

In February 2018, she then won the Best Actress for the fourth time for the movie Uma at the London Film Festival which is produced by the British Film Institute which screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.[21][22]



Films
Year/s Title Role Country
May 2007 Puras Joyitas Miss Amazonas Venezuela
June 2008 Comando X Spanish CNN Journalist Venezuela
March 2009 La Pura Mentira Cheerleader Venezuela
2011 Secretos de Confesión Cameo Venezuela
2011 Ubicua Margareth Venezuela
2012 obsesión Annie Venezuela
2013 Sueño de Selva Ulrike Koch Canaima, Venezuela
2013 Hasta que la muerte nos separe Diana Montenegro Venezuela
2014 Amor secreto Alejandra Altamirano[23] Venezuela
2016 UMA FILM UMA ITALY
2017 Blindados Alicia Venezuela

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexandra Braun Model Info". Fashion Model Directory. 2005-01-02. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  2. ^ Chmura, Edward (2005-10-25). "Miss Earth 2005". Japundit. Archived from the original on 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  3. ^ Palacios, Argel (2006-01-02). "Alexandra Braun ganó el Miss Earth 2005". Nuevo Siglo Spanish Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  4. ^ News, Caracas (21 February 2018). "Alexandra Braun obtiene premio en el Festival de Cine International en Londres". Noticias24. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ Martínez, Laura (5 October 2017). "Uma, la película que alzó a Alexandra Braun a las pantallas internacionales (Uma, the film that lifted Alexandra Braun to international screens)". Venezuela Analitica. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d Yazon J., Giovanni Paolo (2007-08-29). "Alexandra the great". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  7. ^ Yazon J., Giovanni Paolo (2006-10-07). "Venezuelan goddess returns". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  8. ^ a b "Venezuelan model is new Miss Earth; DR wins Miss Earth-Air". Dominican Today. 2005-10-25. Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  9. ^ "Miss Earth 2005 beauty pageant". People's Daily Online. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  10. ^ Yazon J., Giovanni Paolo (2006-11-30). "Chile's charmer wins Miss Earth crown". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  11. ^ "Miss Earth 2005 beauty pageant". People's Daily Online. 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  12. ^ a b Yazon J., Giovanni Paolo (2006-10-08). "Alexandra, the Great". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  13. ^ Falt, Eric (2006-04-21). "Global 'Green' Leaders Honored at Environmental Gala in Singapore". United Nations Environment Programme. Archived from the original on 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  14. ^ Falt, Eric (2006-04-21). "Champions of the Earth 2006 gala dinner". United Nations Environment Programme. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  15. ^ "Top Model: Alexandra Braun". Modelos de Venezuela. 2008-01-20. Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  16. ^ Gomez, Eva (7 December 2017). "Alexandra Braun gana como Mejor Actriz en Festival de Monaco (Alexandra Braun wins Best Actress at the Monaco Festival)". La Prensa. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  17. ^ News, Venezuela (7 December 2017). "Alexandra Braun gana "Mejor Actriz" en los Angel Film Awards (Alexandra Braun wins "Best Actress" at the Angel Film Awards)". Diario de los Andes. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  18. ^ News, El Nacional (7 December 2017). "Alexandra Braun ganó premio como Mejor Actriz en Festival de Cine de Monaco (Alexandra Braun won Best Actress at the Monaco Film Festival)". El Nacional (Caracas). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  19. ^ Gutiérrez, Néstor Ramírez (7 December 2017). "Alexandra Braun condecorada como Mejor Actriz (Alexandra Braun awarded Best Actress)". Últimas Noticias. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  20. ^ Tremamunno, Marinellys (12 December 2017). "UMA: la película de Natalia Denegri recibe 14 premios en festivales internacionales". Comunicae España (Comunicado de prensa). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  21. ^ News, El Nacional (20 February 2018). "Alexandra Braun obtuvo máximo galardón en Festival de Cine de Londres (Alexandra Braun won top prize at the London Film Festival)". El Nacional (Caracas). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  22. ^ News, Caracas (21 February 2018). "Alexandra Braun obtiene premio en el Festival de Cine International en Londres". Noticias24. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Venevisión anunció que Alexandra Braun será la antagonista de la nueva telenovela". PRODU.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brazil Priscilla Meirelles
Miss Earth
2005
Succeeded by
Chile Hil Hernández
Preceded by
Monagas Enid Herrera
Miss Earth Venezuela
2005
Succeeded by
Aragua Marianne Puglia