Alyz Sabimar Henrich Ocando was born in a small town called Los Taques, located at the Peninsula de Paraguana, in the state of Falcon on October 19, 1990.
Alyz' childhood was filled with fun experiences with her parents and her older brother. She's very independent and mature for her age always, and was very active in extra-curricular activities like folk dancing, samba and sports.
Her passion for environmental care started at the age of 12 when she started collecting trash along the Los Roques Island beaches.
At the age of sixteen, she moved to Milan in Italy to pursue a modeling career. After few years, Alyz returned to Venezuela and resided in the city of Maracaibo to continue modeling and to finish a degree in Social Communication at the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín (URBE). Alyz speaks Spanish, English and Italian.
For Alyz, humility is the key to success. No matter how popular she is right now as Miss Earth, she always remember where she come from - her roots, family, friends and her country Venezuela.
Aside from the Miss Earth Foundation, she has been supporting and volunteering to various environmental and social organizations such as the United Nations Project - Let's Take Care of the Planet, Fundación Amigos del Niño con Cáncer, The Nature Conservancy, Maracaibo Hospital Universitario, Casa Hogar Mi Refugio and the Cisneros Group's corporate social responsibility projects.