Carmen Ortiz

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Carmen Ortiz
Appearances GTA IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full Name Carmen Ortiz
Gender Gender::Female
Date of Birth 1985
Place of Birth South Bohan, Liberty City
Age Now 33
Nationality American
Home Liberty City
Main Affiliations Niko Bellic
Luis Fernando Lopez
Armando Torres
Henrique Bardas
Elizabeta Torres
Voiced by Elan Luz Rivera

Carmen Ortiz is a datable character in Grand Theft Auto IV, who uses the profile name SoBoHoe on She is a nurse but often talks of her ambitions to be a television presenter. She lives in an apartment in Bohan, but seems unhappy there, as she will randomly ask Niko to buy her a place in Algonquin; however, Niko always refuses. Her profile on the LCPD Database also states that she is a nymphomaniac. Like every other internet-girlfriends, she can be dumped by Niko depending on the player's choice.


Carmen usually refers to herself in third person, e.g. 'She' and 'Carmen'. She also considers herself very attractive, and upon entering strip clubs will say, "My tit job is so much better than the ones these girls have got." She also sometimes has her nails and hair done. Carmen is possibly bisexual, as she enjoys going to strip clubs on dates, her sexuality on Lovemeet is put as "free spirit", and she can be seen dancing with Elizabeta Torres at a party during the Blow Your Cover mission. She claims to be in several different no-strings attached relationships with men as well as Niko, and says she will never settle down "like her mama."

Carmen is a very sexually forward character. On almost every date with Niko, she will make a reference to sex. Examples include when Niko takes her to play pool, she will comment "Lets see how good you are with your stick", this will alter depending on whether Niko wins or loses. If he takes her to eat at a diner, she will ask Niko "you ain't gonna try and get with me in the restroom are you?" Also, when Niko asks to sleep with her, she demands that he come inside. She also states that she has had breast implants.

Her personality is somewhat similar to Brucie Kibbutz, as she is very vain about her appearances and in fact states she loves looking good.

Carmen in the street

Mission Appearances


Dating Preferences

Carmen likes expensive clothing from Modo or Perseus and likes Niko to wear different clothes on each date. Carmen is wilder than the other girlfriends as she enjoys it when Niko drives fast or gets a wanted level. Escaping from the cops is an ideal way to raise her fondness. She prefers to visit bars or strip clubs for early dates and restaurants for later dates. She likes expensive luxury/sports cars and coupes, with the exception of the Banshee. Carmen also enjoys motorcycles, saying "my friend drives a bike, too, Niko." She doesn't however, like the Faggio.

Note: Carmen will complain if Niko beats her at games, though this doesn't seem to have any impact on the success of a date.


Once Niko's relationship level gets high enough, Niko will gain the ability to call Carmen for medical advice and a quick health boost. This is bugged, causing it to not work properly from time to time.

LCPD Database information

Surname: Ortiz

First Name: Carmen

Age: 23

Place of Birth: South Bohan, Liberty City

Affiliations: N/A

Criminal Record:

  • 2005 - Public Lewdness


  • Arrested in a compromising position with a man in a motor vehicle.
  • Believed to be a nymphomaniac .


  • Carmen can be seen dancing with Elizabeta Torres in the cutscene for Blow Your Cover.
  • Carmen is known to have had relationships with Luis Fernando Lopez, Henrique Bardas, and Armando Torres, the former two describing her as "nasty".
  • She likes to be in control when her and Niko have sex, telling him he cannot hold her down.
  • A Carmen look-a-like can be seen with another guy in Middle Park during Hating The Haters, when you steal the Faggio right beside her and another person, presumably one of her boyfriends. However, this is not Carmen, as if this look-a-like is killed, it will not affect Niko's relationship with her. However, this only applies if Niko is dating her.
  • There is a poster of singer Miss Terrie on the wall of Bahama Mamas club which bears a strong resemblance to Carmen.
  • Carmen's nickname "SoBoHoe" means "South Bohan Whore".
  • According to Carmen, her "mami" (mother) was "chained to the cooker" (stove). This could either be a metaphor stating her mom was a standard housewife, or that she was abused by her husband.
  • It's possible she might have relatives in Los Santos, or at least lived there, when Niko mentions of Carmen moving she replies "Move from Liberty City? I have no where else to go... except maybe Los Santos". This may also be a reference to her vanity, implying she would want to be somewhere she can be noticed, like as Vinewood star.
  • Clones of Carmen can be seen also at the Split Sides Comedy Club and on Weazel News.
  • Carmen has had sex with two protagonists, much like Ashley Butler who's had sex with Johnny Klebitz and Trevor Phillips.