Claudia Maria Tavel was born on March 11, 1989, in the City of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. She loves to ride mountain bikes and run marathons that take place in her country. She likes extreme sports, adventure and travel. Part of her academic training was in the Bolivian Argentine College, and at age 23 she graduated from college and studied Marketing and Advertising at the University of Aquino Bolivia.
Her first catwalk experience was in a parade at the age of 15. In 2006, she won the Queen of Cruceña Tradition, and the title of Elite Model New Face Bolivia, and in 2010 she competed in the Cyzone girl. In 2013 she decided to enter to the most famous contest in her city, Miss Santa Cruz, winning second place, Ms. Santa Cruz, and gave her the opportunity to win Miss Universe Bolivia. Claudia is incapable of lying or pretending, and cannot hide her true emotions. She believes happiness is the ultimate goal in life.