Alyssa Ortiz was born in Mississauga, Ontario and currently lives in Etobicoke, Ontario. She studied social work at Sheridan college in Oakville. She currently works in the hospitality industry and enjoys what she does. Alyssa loves to meet new people and help them in any way she can.
Since she was a young girl, she has always been passionate about fashion and beauty. She also worked part time as a makeup artist and loves to make feel good about themselves. Alyssa also has many other traits such as being a positive and compassionate person. Alyssa has also practiced different sports when she was a kid, such as gymnastics and has won many trophies and ribbons. Alyssa likes to lead a healthy lifestyle and take care of her mind, body and soul. Alyssa also has volunteered at many different agencies helping people in need and giving back to the community. Alyssa would love the opportunity to become Miss Universe Canada 2018 to be able to raise awareness for different causes and have a platform to speak about important issues as well as being a mentor for the younger generation.