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Zoom In: Emeraude Toubia - Model and Actor

Model and actor Emeraude Toubia was born in Montreal to a Lebanese-American father and a Mexican mother.

As a child, she was professionally trained in classical ballet, flamenco, belly dance, and lyrical dance. Since the age of fifteen, Toubia had competed in several beauty pageants; she was crowned Miss South Texas, Miss Rio Grande Valley America, and Miss Teen Brownsville.

In 1999, at the age of ten, Toubia made her first television appearance on Televisa's children's program El Mundo de los Niños. She became widely known in 2008, when she was selected to participate on the second season of the Univision beauty pageant series Nuestra Belleza Latina, where the participants were trained rigorously in acting, presenting, dancing and other activities; Toubia was voted first runner-up. Since then, she has been featured in advertisements for brands such as Maybelline, J. C. Penney, Sony, Garnier, and AT&T.

In 2009, she joined the second season of Model Latina, finishing in fifth place. She was then a semifinalist in Miss Texas USA 2010. From 2011 to 2013, Toubia served as a presenter for several NBC Universo music and entertainment shows, including The Arena, 18 & Over, and mun2POP. She co-hosted the mun2 red carpet special for the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. In 2013, Toubia made her acting debut as Elizabeth on the Nickelodeon Latin America youth telenovela 11-11: En mi cuadra nada cuadra, for which she was coached by Academy Award-nominated actress Adriana Barraza.

In 2014, she appeared as Dulce Rincón on Venevisión's telenovela Cosita linda. The following year, Toubia portrayed Stephanie Karam on the Univision-Venevisión telenovela Voltea pa' que te enamores. In 2016, Toubia began portraying the half-human, half-angel warrior Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform's fantasy series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. That same month, she appeared alongside Prince Royce in the music video for his single "Culpa al Corazón".

Toubia supports the Get Schooled non-profit organization; on May 26, 2016, she visited Middle College High School in San Bernardino, California to meet students and act as their "celebrity principal" for the day.


 
 
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