Welcome to Peru, the third-largest country in South America, that’s also home to 75% of the world’s alpaca population and the birthplace of surfing. With natural beauty like the Lake Titicaca, Cerro Blanco Dune, Cotahuasi Canyon, and the Colca Canyon, there’s plenty to catch your eye…but it’s not just sights and sounds.
Out of over 31 million people in the population, there is quite a large array of beautiful women. For example, Peru is home to Gladys Rosa Zender de Meier, the first Latin American Miss Universe titleholder. Miss World got its titleholder from Peru (María Julia Mantilla) in 2004 as well.
But these beauty queens are only two out of the many gorgeous women in Peru. Let’s check out 12 of the most beautiful Peruvian models you should look out for.
Maricris is the definition of beauty that defies age. On September 18, 1978, she was born and raised in Trujillo, Peru. She is not only a model but also an actress. For example, Maricris was one of the popular youth TV show, Habacilar.
She has worked as a model in the US and Mexico. And at the age of 44 and standing at a gracious 5′ 8″, it is easy to see why she is one of the most desirable faces in Peru and the world.
Stephanie is a beloved staple on TV screens in South America. A Lima native, she was born on April 8, 1988. Stephanie is not only an actress but also a singer and songwriter. She started her career at the age of 10 and hasn’t looked back since. Her beauty, grace, and style at 33 years of age are something to be on the lookout for.
Julissa Miró Quesada
Julissa is yet another timeless Peruvian beauty from Lima. She is also an actress and has been a part of many advertising brands and modeling agencies. Born on October 22, 1978, she moved to Caracas, Venezuela, at 10 and has lived there since. Her fans may recognize her from brand campaigns for Pantene, Thermasilk, and Samsung TV. Her favorite hobbies include dancing, going to the movies, and reading.
Anahí Alejandra de Cárdenas Belmont
Anahi de Cárdenas is a well-known Peruvian celebrity from Lima, Peru. She is a singer, actress, model, and dancer. Anahi has been a contestant on TV shows, acted in various popular soap operas, and released one album and a single. Born on June 14, 1983, she shows no slowing down at 38 years of age.
Jimena Elías Roca
Born on February 1, 1989, in Ica, Peru, Jimena has been a dominant force in the pageant world. She was Miss Peru Universo 2007 and represented Peru in the Miss Universe pageant the same year. She also won Miss Teen Peru in 2005 and 1st Runner-Up in Miss Teen International.
Natalie Diane Vértiz González
Natalie is not only a pageant titleholder but also and host and model. After winning Miss Peru, she made Peru proud during the Miss Universe 2011 competition. She was also a winner during the 2011 Miss Peru USA competition. Born in the town of Ferreñafe, Peru, on September 29, 1991, she has maintained her grace and beauty. She is now happily married with two handsome sons.
Débora Susan Sulca Cravero
Débora has carried the Peruvian flag high in her modeling and fashion blogger career. After winning Miss Peru, she was a top 10 finalist in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant. Born in Lima on June 17, 1986, she moved to Europe when she was 16 to advance her modeling career before returning home for the 2005 competition. She has a popular YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers where she shares fashion and beauty tips.
Alexandra is a Peruvian beauty born and raised in Lima, Peru, born on January 1, 1989. She represented Peru in the Miss World 2010 competition and the Reina Hispano-Americana 2010, where she won the honor of Best Hair and Best Miss Personal Training.
María Julia Mantilla García
Maria Julia is one of the many beauties who have made her Peru hometown of Trujillo proud. Born on July 10, 1984, she is a former athlete, model, actress, teacher, and beauty queen. She won the coveted Miss World crown in 2004, held in China. Maria is a professional dancer and once represented Peru in triathlon and pentathlon competitions. Not only is she a beauty, but she also has a big heart. Together with other privileged women in her hometown, she runs a charity providing food to children from poor neighborhoods.
Tracy Natalia Freundt Bonilla
Tracy is a fan favorite among Peruvian models, even as she placed “only” first runner-up in the 2005 Miss Peru pageant. She was born in Lima, Peru, on May 22, 1985. Tracy is also a TV host and is currently co-hosting a popular TV show, Habacilar.
Leslie Ann Shaw Thays
Leslie Ann is a well-known face as she is a singer, actress, model, and dancer. She is a proud Lima, Peru native and was born on February 27, 1989. She carried the Peruvian flag high in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival. She also barely missed the winning spot in the dance competition, El Gran Show season 1. She was part of a band called Glow before starting her solo career in 2010. Leslie Ann has performed alongside megastars such as Luis Fonsi at Lima’s 2019 Pan American Games. Billboard magazine recognized her as one of the top 15 Peruvian musicians to look out for.
Silvana is yet another Lima, Peru beauty born 39 years ago on April 7, 1982. She has not only acted in local TV shows but also international ones. You may have seen her in shows like 1999’s Passions, 2003’s Cold Case, and more recently, The Glades in 2010. Not only is she a true beauty, but she also holds a Fashion Design degree.
With the age of social media, there are some Peruvian Instagram models that we can’t ignore. Some of them include:
- Luana (@luana_huerta) from Lima, Peru, was the model of the Year in Peru in 2018.
- Claudia Meza (@claudiamezarosas) is the Model Lifestyle Founder.
- Alina Vargas (@alinavargasoficial) is a model, singer, and actress.
- Molly Tuesta (@mollytuesta) is a designer and brand manager in Elite Model Peru.
- Beatriz Rodríguez Aldaz (@bearodriguez2) is a model and finalist of the model of the year Peru 2017 competition.