I was born as Anny Altagracia Estevez-Espinal in the beautiful and lively Suburb of Santiago De Los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1991. I come from a very large and closely-bonded family and am the youngest of three girls in my immediate family. Growing up in Dominican Republic is a beautiful time in my life that was filled with laughter, music and endless love, it is an eternal memory which I cherish and hold close to my heart. However, 1990′s Dominican Republic was tough and there were often many shortages and disadvantages which my sisters and I faced in the future but were oblivious to as kids. This led to the sudden but very exciting move to Australia in September of 1999 when I was eight years old, in my mum's hope of a brighter future for my sisters and I.
Life in a new country was different and very difficult. I found myself being confused and extremely out of place, everyone spoke a foreign language and it was hard to keep up. I was enrolled at Chadstone Park Primary school, Melbourne, days after arriving to start as a grade 2 student the upcoming week. I remember instantly taking an interest in music at school because it made me feel as if I was connecting with my Dominican roots again. As time went on, English became easier and life in Australia, although it was extremely different from the life I was accustomed to back home, began to make sense.
Over the coming years we moved several times around Melbourne. In 2001, we moved to Sandringham where I completed my Primary school years at 'Sandringham East Primary School', it was here where I discovered a renown passion for the Arts and performing. I was involved in numerous school plays and acts and was awarded with a Scholarship to attend a prestigious Acting Academy. Additionally, I was also involved in School sports, particularly in School Athletics where I went on to represent the School in state-level relay and Soccer. I attended High School at 'Sandringham College' and successfully graduated in 2009, excelling in English, Business and Theatre Studies.
Now, at 21 years old the road is just begining