Alice Panikian was born in Sofia, Bulgaria ( May 23rd ), and has Bulgarian and Armenian ancestry. She came to Canada with her parents when she was five years old. She is in her second year at York University majoring in English and Communications. She loves to read and write and hopes to become a broadcast journalist.

She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. She is twenty years old and 6' tall (1.83 m). She is a professional model and has travelled to Paris, Milan and New York. Her hobbies include volleyball and yoga; she aspires to become a broadcast journalist or a TV show host.

Alice had previously represented Canada at the 2006 Reinado del Café or International Queen of Coffee pageant, held in Colombia, where she became the first winner.

Alice Panikian was crowned Miss Universe Canada on March 21, 2006.

She also took the Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit awards as the judges rated the young women on poise, confidence, intelligence, physical fitness, and beauty as they modelled in swimsuits and evening gowns and made impromptu speeches.