Updated: Apr 4
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sarodj Bertin (Daughter of Jean Bertin and Mireille Durocher Bertin) is fluent in four languages, an Actress, Model, human rights activist, Philanthropist, Attorney, Entrepreneur, and Goodwill Ambassador, who was crowned the first Miss Universe, Haiti in 2010 (after a 22 year absence), as well as "Reina Hispanoamericana" in 2012. Bertin has worked tirelessly to lend her celebrity, time and support to philanthropic organizations such as the International Alliance for Haiti's Recovery (AIRH), "Manitas en las Calles," "Catwalk for Charity," among others.
As a result of her altruistic and humanitarian undertakings, she was acknowledged and awarded a Special Prize at the African Oscars in 2013 (NAFCA) and a Humanitarian Award at the Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) Awards in 2013. Bertin was also named "Woman of the Year, 2010" by the Latin Awards in New York City.
In 2011 she founded " Sarodj For a Purpose" her foundation, which the main objective is to work with orphans and their education in Haiti. In 2010 she starred in her first film, " The Voodoo List", of the Italian director Angelo Rizzo, with Juan Fernandez and Manny Perez. Sarodj also had a starring role in movies such as "Everybody Cheats ", directed by Richard Widmack, and in which she shared the big screen with the actor Benz Antoine; and "One Night in Vegas ", of the director Koby Maxwell, with Jimmy Jean Louis, Other movies she has worked in are, Sharktopus II, a SyFy Channel movie, and "The Heart Breaker's Revenge" directed by Dalyboy Belgason.
You can check out and read the full interview with Sarodj in our Spring 2019 Issue.