Natalie Glebova was born in Tuapse, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She studied classical piano and graduated from a professional musical school at the age of 12. She immigrated to Toronto, Canada together with her parents at the age of 13.
She won the crown of Miss Universe in 2005 which was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prior to competing at Miss Universe, Natalie worked as a model and received her Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology Management and Marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has also worked as a motivational speaker for grade school and high school students.
Natalie is currently the global brand ambassador for Canadian Ice Diamonds. She can be seen in prominent displays throughout North America and the UK in many of the finest jewellery store chains.
Natalie also has her own line of perfume and is currently the face for BSC cosmetics in select Asian countries.
She is currently developing her own line of cosmetics with BSC for distribution throughout Asia and abroad.
Natalie blogs about beauty and wellness at her site Happy Healthy Beautiful: http://www.hhblife.com