Daisy Fuentes Biography
Daisy Fuentes is a Cuban-American television host, comedian, and model. Fuentes broke barriers as MTV’s first Latina VJ (signed to MTV and MTV Latin America simultaneously), and as Revlon’s first Latina spokesperson to be signed to a worldwide contract.
Daisy Fuentes Birthday
17 November 1966 (age 52 years), Havana, Cuba.
Daisy Fuentes Nationality
American, Spanish, Cuban.
Daisy Fuentes Family
The star was born to a Cuban father and Spanish mother.
She has one sister, Rosana Fuentes Brijbag (born June 25, 1971), who lives in Miami with her family.
Daisy Fuentes Education
She attended Harrison High School, was voted homecoming queen and “best looking”, and graduated in 1984. Fuentes started modeling during her senior year in high school. An aspiring hairstylist, she enrolled in cosmetology school with dreams of opening her own salon. Later, she enrolled at Bergen Community College where she majored in Communications.
Daisy Fuentes Partner
Fuentes was married to actor and model Timothy Adams from 1991 to 1995. She met Luis Miguel when she interviewed him that same year. The pair dated for three years before breaking up in 1998. She went on to date singer/songwriter Matt Goss. He moved into her Hollywood Hills home, and they were engaged in 2003 but did not marry.
On December 23, 2015 Daisy married singer/songwriter/producer Richard Marx.
*Richard Marx (m. 2015), Timothy Adams (m. 1991–1995).*
Daisy Fuentes Children
As of now(2019), Fuentes still has no children.
Daisy Fuentes Career | Job | Occupation
While still a college student, Fuentes was hired to present the weather at the 6p and 11p newscasts at WNJU-TV 47, the local affiliate of Spanish-language TV network, Telemundo. Shortly after, Fuentes jumped to the competition working for New York’s Univision affiliate WXTV-TV 41 where in addition to being the weather anchor, she reported for the evening news.
In 1988, in addition to her weather duties, Fuentes hosted MTV Internacional, a one-hour Spanish language music show that aired in Latin America and the U.S. on Telemundo Network which made her well-known in the Spanish-language TV market in the U.S. and Latin America. Fuentes joined MTV in 1993, becoming the first Latina VJ in the U.S., while also hosting shows for MTV Latin America.
While at MTV Fuentes was also a host of the fashion and modeling series, House of Style, among other correspondent gigs.
With MTV she achieved name recognition as one of that network’s more popular hosts and soon was courted by companies to be a spokesmodel. She later landed a role on the ABC soap opera Loving. Fuentes appeared on shows such as Dream On, The Larry Sanders Show, and Cybill.
From 1994 to 1995 she hosted her own talk show, Daisy, on CNBC. Fuentes was the co-host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, along with John Fugelsang, from 1998 to 1999. She hosted the ALMA Award, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the 1998 World Music Awards, the 1999 Billboard Latin Awards, and the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageants.
Daisy guest-starred in the TV series Queen of Swords episode “Running Wild” in 2000. Also in 2000, she starred opposite Steve Borden (professional wrestler ‘Sting’) in the made-for-TV movie Shutterspeed.
Daisy Fuentes Philanthropy
In addition to her work as an actress and model, Fuentes has become actively involved in charity, helping raise money for breast cancer research and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Daisy Fuentes speaks often in support of charities including the March of Dimes and Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Fuentes has been the celebrity chairman for the annual St. Jude Angeles & Stars gala in Miami since its debut in Miami more than 7 years ago, raising millions of dollars for this organization. In 2007, Fuentes worked for Girls On the Run, a non-profit prevention program that encouraged preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.
Fuentes has also worked with many breast cancer awareness causes such as the Revlon / UCLA Women’s Breast Cancer Research program. She received an award at The Wellness Community West Los Angeles Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards dinner for her commitment to spreading breast cancer awareness, particularly in the Latino community.
Daisy Fuentes Books
- Unforgettable You: Master the Elements of Style, Spirituality, and True Beauty
Daisy Fuentes Movies & Tv Shows
- La Voz Kids
- House of Style
- America’s Funniest Home Videos
- The Brothers García
- Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
- La Voz Kids
- American Latino TV
Daisy Fuentes Awards
ALMA Award Outstanding Host in a Variety/Music/Comedy Special or Series
America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989)
NCLR Bravo Awards
NCLR Bravo Award Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/Special
Latino Laugh Festival (1997)
Daisy Fuentes Body Measurements
Height: 1.75 m
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