Carolina Gómez

Carolina Gómez Correa (born February 26, 1976 in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian actress, presenter and model, who held the title of Miss Colombia Universe 1993 - 1994 and Miss Universe First Runner-up 1994 .

Biography

In the early years of her life, Carolina went to live to the United States of America and returned to Bogotá when she was eight 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. During the preliminary contest of the Miss Universe 1994, she was named the Preliminary Winner of the Contest. 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 in Miami and Italy PASARELAS. She was the host of "Stars", a television show where many artists and celebs were interviewed and then, she was the successor of Jaime Garzón in the presentation of "Locos Videos". She was also a TV Producer, as 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, on the air between 2006 and 2006 and telecast by the RCN Channel (another Colombian Channel).

She also acted in several films, including "Bluff", with Catalina Aristizabal, Victor Mallarino and Luis Eduardo Arango, among others. The film, which premiered in April of 2007, had very good reviews and very high box office revenues in Colombia, , even surpassing the revenues for the film Ghost Rider. In August 2007, she traveled to Los Angeles to co-star in a movie written by the famous comedian [Rob Scheiner] , brings over of the indigenous tribes. Carolina is the fourth Colombian actress to penetrate the American cinema market, along with Sofía Vergara, Paola Turbay and Catalina Sandino.

Carolina Gómez was married and separated twice, with Nicolas Hoyos, her teenage boyfriend and father of her son, Tomas. She also married and separated with the TV Producer Jaime Sánchez Cristo.She was romantically linked to the Argentinian Martin Karpan, whom she met when they worked together on "The authentic Rodrigo Leal". Her current partner is the Colombian photographer Camilo Matiz.

Filmography

Soap Operas

*El auténtico Rodrigo Leal (2003)
*La viuda de la Mafia (2004)
*Marido a Sueldo (2007)

Films

*El circo Fantasía
*The chosen one (El elegido)
*Federal
*Bluff (2007)
*Martinis al atardecer

TV Series

*Mujeres Asesinas (2007)
*Decisiones

External links

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* [http://www.colarte.com/recuentos/modelos/GomezCarolina/recuento.htm?nomartista=Carolina+Gomez&idartista=7806 "Carolina Gómez"'s Information]
* [http://groups.msn.com/CAROGOMEZ/ Carolina Gomez: MSN Groups]
* [http://www.srtacolombia.org Miss Colombia Official Page: Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia (in Spanish)]


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