Amazing Race Winner, Community Advocate Amy Diaz is one of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2014 Latinas of Influence. Follow all of our 2014 Latinas of Influence on twitter with the tag #HLTVLC14
Amy Diaz of Providence, Rhode Island is the former Miss Earth United States 2009, Miss Rhode Island USA 2008 and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2001, is a proud 2001 graduate of Classical High School. At the age of 19, Amy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication with a Minor in Psychology from Barry University. In May of 2007 at 22 years old, Amy completed dual Master degrees in Business Administration and Sport Management. She is a nationally recognized President and Founding Sister of the Iota Theta Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and was the recipient of several leadership awards.
Amy was a co-host of “Social Women”, Rhode Island’s talk-show and entertainment program which featured three passionate women with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and dynamic personalities who explored the essential issues of today’s woman.
Amy describes herself as a zealous young lady with a vivacious personality and versatile interests including digital photography, scrap booking, yoga, traveling, fishing, and cooking. Amy is bilingual, a trained dancer for over 12 years, and for the past 15 years has been a national commercial actress and model for English and Spanish markets. Amy has worked in media and production since 1999, and has been a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) member since 2000. Amy was also employed as the first personal assistant to renowned tennis champion, Venus Williams. She has a passion for health and fitness, and recently earned her WBFF Pro Card at the 2013 Fitness Atlantic competition.
Amy believes that “a woman who serves is also a woman who leads” which enables her to empower herself and others. She has traveled the world as a motivational speaker and spokeswoman, and has been actively involved with several charitable organizations/cause such as the American Heart Association, Save the Bay, A Wish Come True, Groundwork Providence, Breast Cancer Awareness, and AIDS Project RI as an HIV Prevention Educator. In 2013, Amy was nominated for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Award, and she raised close to $10,000 in a 10-week period to help cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Amy embarked on a sprint around the world in the 23rd season of CBS’s reality program The Amazing Race. After having six second-place finishes, Amy, alongside boyfriend Jason Case, crossed the finish line in first place and won the one million dollar grand prize and the Amazing Race 23 title.
“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than others think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.”