Saturday, 21 January 2012

Mayra Verónica

Cuban Model and Actress

Birth name                  Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodríguez
Birth date                   August 20, 1980
Birth place                  Havana, Cuba
Ethnicity                     Hispanic
Occupation                 model, actress, singer, recording artist, TV personality
 Height                       5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Measurements            36C-23-36
Weight                      105 lb (48 kg)
Relatives                    Arturo Aruca (  father), Mayra Rodriguez (mother)

Mayra Verónica is a Cuban-born, American-raised model and singer who acquired her fame in the United States. She made appearances on many Spanish language television shows, as well as appearing in music videos and television commercials.

A gifted student, Verónica made her way through ballet school by befriending other girls (other students from her school who could afford the training), while surviving difficult financial circumstances at home. Her body began maturing during her middle school years, she became too voluptuous for ballet, and began noticing the effect she had on boys. Her first boyfriend, at the age of 15, was an artist of the same age who often painted her nude or semi-nude.


Pageants and modeling 
Verónica continued  becoming Ms. Miami,  She interviewed celebrities like Donald Trump, Oscar de la Renta, Hugh Hefner, and Dennis Rodman. Throughout, Verónica traveled to New York to continue acting training at the Lee Strasberg Institute to fine tune her craft, until the station (owned by Media One) was bought by AT&T and subsequently closed. Verónica landed a made-for-TV movie called The Suitor and did commercial campaigns for Nike, L'Oréal, and Coca Cola. Univision announcing a new show hosted by Don Francisco. They wanted Verónica to be their model and co-host, but with one catch. Due to her ample curves, her last appearance on screen for the day would entail her backside presented before turning around to face the camera, which she gladly agreed. Once the show aired, the model with the great backside became the talk of Latinos everywhere, so much so the American press became interested.

Cover girl 
FHM, the top men's magazine of the time, she went on to appear on the cover of the FHM exclusive collection book,  which included top sex symbols of the decade such as Pamela Anderson, Eva Longoria, and Carmen Electra. She was featured on other covers for FHM, Maxim, Edge, GQ, and over 100 other national and international covers.
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