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Kimberly Jimenez biography: 13 things about Miss Universe 2020 fourth runner-up

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Kimberly Marie Jiménez de León is a Puerto Rican-Dominican beauty queen, actress and model. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother.

Jimenez was raised in an all-women household in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She is a citizen of both the Dominican Republic and the United States.
  2. She actively supports an orphanage in La Romana.
  3. She is a founding member of the Dominican Republic Women’s Club, an institution dedicated to providing services to women with breast cancer. 
  4. A trained actress, she has appeared in the Calle 8 Latino Theater venue in Miami, Florida, USA.
  5. She is 5’10” tall.
  6. On May 4, 2017, she represented Dorado at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 and competed against 39 other candidates at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce, San Juan. She was second runner-up.
  7. On August 18, 2019, she represented La Romana at Miss Dominican Republic 2019 and competed against 29 other candidates at Teatro Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She was runner-up to Clauvid Daly.
  8. During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, her entire family tested positive for the virus.
  9. On September 28, 2020, she was appointed as Miss República Dominicana Universo 2020. This made her the fifth Afro-Latin woman to represent Dominican Republic in Miss Universe.
  10. On October 1, 2020, Daly officially crowned her as Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2020 in a special coronation ceremony aired on Color Visión.
  11. She wore a sunflower dress designed by Axel Thomas during the Miss Universe 2020 national costume show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida on May 13, 2021. Gustavo Arango designed the silk chiffon dress she wore during the preliminary competition on May 14, 2021. She was 24 years old when she represented the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2020 on May 16, 2021. She was fourth runner-up.
  12. While reigning as Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2020, she was pursuing her bachelor’s degrees in forensic sciences and business administration.
  13. On November 7, 2021, she crowned her successor Miss República Dominicana 2021 Andreina Martinez at Salón de Eventos Sambil in Santo Domingo.

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