Chay lived with her parents and attended primary school in San Juan. She moved to Florida where she enrolled in the Florida State University. Chay studied and modeled at the same time for magazines and for companies, such as Avon. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Studio Art.
In 1998, Chay landed a small and uncredited part as a cheerleader in Adam Sandler's movie The Waterboy. That motivated her to try her hand in acting. Chay enrolled and attended The School for Film and Television Acting School.
Also, in 1998, Chay was honored by being named Latina Super Model of the Year by Avon. She returned to Puerto Rico and on September 21, 2000, she represented San Juan in the Miss World Puerto Rico pageant. She was second runner-up to Miss Puerto Rico Barbara Serrano, who went on to become Miss World that year.
Chay was cast as Alejandra Santiago in chapter 34, named Family Reunion, in the series She Spies. In 2003, she starred in the short movie The Mexican Kiss and in 2004, Chay played the role of Diane in the movie Seeing Other People.
Chay dreams of someday having her own television fitness show for teens and pre-teens. Chay once wrote a letter about her program idea to one of her role models,Gilad, host of the cable television show Bodies in Motion. He responded with a personal phone call, offering encouragement, and has since critiqued the sample video she's produced about her program.
Chay Santini Facts
|Birthplace||San Juan, Puerto Rico|