Bertin was born in Haiti, the daughter of Mireille Durocher Bertin, a lawyer. She has worked for the International Alliance for Haiti’s Recovery and is currently a law student living in theDominican Republic. She speaks French, Spanish, English, andCreole fluently. Bertin’s mother, who was an outspoken critic of then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was murdered on March 28, 1995 in Port-au-Prince.
After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Bertin entered the Miss Haiti Universe contest and won. She spent several months in Puerto Rico with the director of the Miss Dominican Republicand Miss Haiti franchises,Magali Febles, who took charge of her training for 2010 Miss Universe pageant.
She represented Haiti in the Miss Universe 2010 beauty pageant held in Las Vegason August 23, 2010. Bertin believed that competing in Miss Universe would give the people of Haiti a voice, stating, “there are many people who want to help but don’t know how and sometimes they need a voice to tell them what are the necessities of the people. I want the people, through me, to be who says what their necessities are.” On 25 October 2012, she won the Reina Hispanoamericana 2012 pageant.