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Ada Aimee De La Cruz
- Ada Aimée De La Cruz
- Santo Domingo
- Dominican Republic
Ada Aimée de la Cruz Ramirez (born on June 15, 1986 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is Miss Dominican Republic 2009 and Miss Universe 2009 first runner-up She first came to fame as Miss Dominican Republic World 2007, where she placed in the top 15 at Miss World 2007 and was Miss World Beach Beauty 2007. She later was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2009. She represented the original home of her grandparents, the Province of San José de Ocoa and represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 2009 gaining high praise and finishing as First Runner Up.
She is the second woman of African heritage to win the Miss Dominican Republic pageant (the first was Ruth Ocumárez in 2001).
Ada was born in Villa Mella and raised in Villa Altagracia and returned to Santo Domingo at the age of 14, lives with her mother Ana Martínez Ramírez, grandparents Celeste Ramírez and Ventura Garabito, her younger brother Adrián and her little cousin. In the Dominican press, she is known as a Dominican Cinderella, in which her grandmother was a maid and her whole family grew up poor.
In the competition, Ada was awarded the 2nd best body in the swimsuit competition in Miss Universe 2009. On August 23, 2009 during the final ceremony, Ada received the highest scores in the evening gown and the second highest in the swimsuit competitions. She walked in her phenomenal gown to which judges awarded a 9.428. In swimsuit, she was awarded 9.189, despite achieving the highest overall score, de la cruz was the eventual first runner up. Same situation happened one year before in Miss Universe 2008 with Taliana Vargas