Denise Quinones

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Denise Quinones (Gabriela) Considered one of the “50 Most Beautiful” by People en Español, crowned Miss Universe in 2001 –the first Puerto Rican to win the contest on her homeland.  She also won the prestigious Most Photogenic award at the pageant.  Television: The CW pilot "Mercy Reef" based on the Aquaman comic book series, "Freddie" (4 episodes), "Smallville", "Love Monkey", "Bedford Diaries".  Theater: Dona Rosita la soltera (Repertorio Espanol Theater), Ana en el trópico, (World Premiere, the Spanish-language version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz.)  Denise’s outstanding performance won her significant Anglo and Hispanic press accolades and as result, received an ACE award as “New Female Revelation of 2005”.  In 2004, Denise participated in the workshop of Mambo Kings –a musical based on the award-winning book and popular movie with Antonio Banderas.  During her yearlong reign as Miss Universe, Denise traveled the world as a goodwill ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS and this year became the spokesperson for LA Fitness thanks to her commitment to Health. Denise has had extensive training as a dancer, singer and actress, and studied Journalism and Communications at the University of Puerto Rico.  Denise currently lives in New York City.