Born to Dominican immigrants, Diaz won the Miss New York USA 2006 title in a state pageant held in late 2005. She competed for the title of Miss USA in Baltimore, Maryland on April 21, 2006. The pageant was won byTara Conner of Kentucky.
At the age of 17, she also won the title Miss New York Teen USA 2003. She competed at Miss Teen USA 2003, held at Palm Springs, California. That pageant was won by Tami Farrell.
Diaz graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 2002 and pursued aBachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, majoring in Public and International Affairs. She has received master’s degrees from Paris’ Science Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Adriana currently works for CBS News in the network’s Chicago bureau. Previously she worked for CBS News as a digital journalist in the network’s headquarters in New York City. Previously Adriana worked for Channel One News, a youth-oriented news program broadcast in 8,000 high schools and middle schools across the country.
Her interests include playing the violin, playing tennis, soccer, dance and yoga.
She is the younger sister of Gabe Diaz, an underground New York rapper/former backup dancer who goes by the moniker Gabe Spice or the Son of O.