Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sarodj Bertín, Miss Haití Universe 2010. Being the first representative of Haiti after 22 years of absence, participating in the MISS UNIVERSE pageant.
Born on April 11 of 1986 at Port au Prince. Daughter of Jean Bertin and Mireille Durocher Bertin. Ever since she was four, her interest towards art started, taking Ballet classes, Modeling, Jazz, and Karate.
While growing up, she started writing poetry. Writing, for her, was the purest form of expression of her thoughts and yearnings.
All her childhood was enviable, right until the year 1995, when her mother was murdered, being this crime a huge blow for Sarodj, the whole family and country. Mireille, Sarodj's mother, was a woman highly admired by the Haitian people, she was a fighter; dreamed with having a country with more opportunities, being able to institutionalize the country and guarantee their rights to the haitian citizens.
After her mom passed away, her father, Jean Bertín, took charge of Sarodj's and her three brothers' education by being a father, mother, and friend at the same time. Being always present and making sure that the principles instilled to his children are their parameters for life.
For Sarodj, her mother was her role model, always maintaining present her legacy, fighting for Haiti and a better tomorrow. After graduating from high school when she was seventeen years old, she gets into law school, something she interprets as "law is a science where reason has an invaluable value."
Currently, she finds herself studying her masters in Business and International Litigation Law.
Since 2002 she has worked for the International Alliance for Haiti's Recovery (IAHR), a foundation that has as main objective to improve relations, and create data and information exchange between Haiti and Dominican Republic.
After the tragedy of January 2010's earthquake, she has worked in other types of social labour, because of the situation of urgency that arose. Handling the first stage of raising food, garments, and camping tents. At the moment, advocating the merging of haitian intellectuals and politicians to search for a reasonable solution to the country's crisis. Also, seeking backup from other organizations for reconstructive projects.
In the year 2009 she was named LADY of the Byzantine Order of the Holy Tomb of Malta, catholic religious order that through the collaboration of its members, agrees to do social and medical work.