Born in a small coastal town – Tuapse – by the Black Sea in Russia, Natalie immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her parents at the age of 13. In her teens, Natalie took part in rhythmic gymnastics, and competed in local gymnastics competitions winning several medals.
Natalie graduated from Professional Music School, at the age of 12, in her hometown in Russia after 7 years of studying classical piano.
Natalie attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, where she graduated in 2004 earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology Management and Marketing. She received a certificate in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness and Sports from Washington State University in 2013.
At 23, Natalie won the title of Miss Universe Canada 2005. As part of her duties, she par-took in a motivational school tour for grade and high school students where she talked to kids about dangers of peer-pressure and importance of believing in yourself.
Natalie went on to win the title of Miss Universe 2005 on May 31st, 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.
As Miss Universe she traveled around the world to over 15 countries, promoting the cause of HIV/AIDS. She’s met with political and social leaders, took public HIV tests, and appeared in numerous TV and public events empowering women worldwide. The highlight of her year was meeting the Nobel Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and speaking to him on the issue of HIV/AIDS in his native South Africa.
Natalie has worked with many companies such as Singha, BSC, Better Vision, Henderson Land, and Caring Hair Expert representing them as their Brand Ambassador. Most recently she was appointed the diamond ambassador for Canadian Ice Diamonds brand internationally.
She has also worked with the Ministry of Culture, and Ministry of Agriculture of Thailand to promote the country and it’s traditions to the rest of the world.
Natalie is currently modeling with Elite Model Management (South East Asia Division). She has walked the runway for big brands such as Escada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Guy Laroche and ADIDAS. She has done print modeling for GUESS lingerie, Mouawad jewelry, and graced the cover of many international fashion magazines.
In 2006 Natalie started her own company called Fah Glebova International, that focuses on healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, and beauty. As the first project, she released a book entitled Healthy Happy Beautiful about her year as Miss Universe and all the tips and tricks she used to stay healthy and in shape. Followed by a product line, called “Natalie by BSC”, of food supplements sold in Thailand, where she currently resides.
In May 2012, in collaboration with Bel Perfumes, Natalie’s first fragrance – Beauty Icon was released and it is sold world-wide as well as online at www.natalie-glebova-perfumes.com
To continue her charitable endeavors, Natalie has co-founded a non-profit organization called Party 4 Charity that raises money for different charities in Thailand. Through organizing events, Party 4 Charity encourage young people to be aware of many causes and be socially responsible while having fun.
Being a huge animal lover, she is also a spokesperson for a street animal welfare organization Soi Dog Foundation and Fin Free Thailand – a campaign to ban shark fin soup and save the sharks.
As a big supporter of saving the environment, Natalie has worked with WWF on several projects including 2009 Tiger Conservation summit, and in April 2009 and 2010 was appointed an ambassador for Earth Hour in Thailand.
Her latest social cause has been her work with UNEP in Ozone2Climate Technology Road show where she became a spokesperson on ozone layer and environmental protection.