|Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
Name Claudia Cruz
|Eye color Brown|
Hair color Black
|Full Name Claudia Julissa Cruz Rodriguez|
Born February 5, 1986 (age 29)Bonao, Dominican Republic (1986-02-05)
Title(s) Miss Mundo Dominicana 2004Miss World Caribbean 2004
Majorcompetition(s) Miss Dominican Republic 2004(5th Runner-Up)Miss Mundo Dominicana 2004(Winner)Miss World 2004(1st Runner-Up)
Children Gabriela Amorim, Barbara Cunha
Parents Arthur Goncalves Cruz, Neide Cordeiro Cruz
Similar People Valeria Monteiro, Marcia Peltier, Mariana Godoy, Renata Capucci, Leila Cordeiro
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After representing Bonao and placing only as the 5th Runner-Up in the Miss Dominican Republic 2004 pageant, which was won by Larimar Fiallo, Cruz decided to take another chance at the new revamped and independent Miss Mundo Dominicana contest. For the first time ever the contest would be a reality show, the semifinalists being narrowed down by judges and the finalists and winners based on public vote. Having received 66% of the votes, Claudia was named winner on October 10, 2004 only a month before departure to the contest. Despite the lack of time to prepare herself for the Miss World pageant, she won the title of Continental Queen of the Caribbean and finished as the 1st Runner-Up to the eventual winner, María Julia Mantilla from Peru.
Cruz is the first Dominican beauty queen to have been elected by public vote. She is also the second-highest placed Dominican ever in the Miss World contest as she placed second, only Mariasela Álvarez has placed higher as she was the winner of Miss World 1982.
Cruz crowned her successor Elisa Abreu, on July 10, 2005.
Claudia has a sister, sports reporter Carolina Cruz de Martínez, who is married to the famous Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez.