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Alexandra Braun

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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

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 and won best foreign film at the Burbank International Film Festival in the United States


  • 1 Early life and background
  • 2 Miss Earth reign
  • 3 Life after Miss Earth
  • 4 Career background
    • 41 Beauty contests
    • 42 Catalogs
    • 43 Ambassador non-profit organizations
    • 44 Filmography
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life and background

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

The 5'10" Venezuelan beauty queen went on to compete in the 2005 Miss Venezuela pageant 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 She was crowned Miss Earth on October 23, 2005, where eighty contestants from all over the world took part in the competition Braun, a 22-year-old model, also got the prize for Best in Swimsuit 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

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

Miss Earth reign

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 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

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

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

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 TV 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

Career background

Beauty contests

Braun competed in the following pageants:

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


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

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


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, which was produced in Italy by the production company Epic In Motion & AMZ along with Trinitus Productions The movie also won the Best Film, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards

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

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

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 Venezuela
2017 Blindados Alicia Venezuela

See also

  • Miss Venezuela
  • List of famous Venezuelans


  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" PRODUcom in Spanish Retrieved 30 June 2015 

External links

  • Alexandra Braun at the Fashion Model Directory
  • Brief biography and interview
  • Lifeofamodelcom - Latest interview with Miss Earth, Alexandra Braun, on winning the beauty competition and how it has changed her life
  • Portfolio Alexandra Braun Waldeck's modeling portfolio
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Priscilla Meirelles
Miss Earth
Succeeded by
Hil Hernández
Preceded by
Enid Herrera
Miss Earth Venezuela
Succeeded by
Marianne Puglia

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