Thatiana Diaz was crowned Miss New York USA 2015 on January 18′ 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, competing amongst a group of 135 contestants. Diaz was born in Queens, New York to Dominican parents. Her mother is working as a Senior Account Executive for an IT company, and her fatheris a business owner.
I consider myself to be bi-cultural. I am a proud citizen of the United States but I live the Dominican culture with my family.
Thatiana Diaz via Instagram
The woman she admires most is her mother, whom she believes is the true representation of the American Dream. Her mother started off as a receptionist at a job and with determination and the desire to learn more, she became an executive on Wall Street. Thatiana Diaz describes herself as ambitious, funny, and simple, eagerly desirous of achieving her dreams be it becoming the next Miss Universe or becoming an editor.
When I was younger, my mom didn’t like the fact that I was a tomboy and that I was too shy so my modeling school suggested that she have me participate in pageants.
At the age of 16, she won Miss New York Teen USA 2010. In 2013, she won the title of Miss Dominican Republic US to go onto compete at Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2014 (preliminary to Miss Universe), where she placed Top 10.
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Thatiana went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Pace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.