Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful women on the planet.
Intelligent, talented, passionate, motivated, hard-working, and gorgeous – Puerto Rican women will leave you breathless and wanting for more.
From models, beauty queens, and influencers to TV hosts, singers, and famous actresses – this list will show you Puerto Rico’s finest in the show biz and modeling industry.
So, without further ado, let’s open the list with a bang!
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Remember when “Despacito” took over the world in 2017? If you’d seen the video, it’s impossible that you missed the gorgeous goddess dancing to this catchy tune!
Yes, that’s the one and only Zuleyka Rivera! But Zuleyka had a fruitful career long before she starred alongside Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
She is a famous model, actress, dancer, TV personality, beauty queen, and a proud mom. In 2006, at the age of only 18, she won the Puerto Rico Universe crown and the Miss Universe pageant later that year!
This famous beauty is probably Puerto Rico’s busiest and most active model.
Smalls started pursuing modeling as a teenager, but it wasn’t before 2010, when she became Givenchy’s exclusive, that her modeling career gained some traction.
Ever since, she walked the runway, shot editorials, and appeared in commercials for Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Hermès, Luis Vuitton, Dior, Balmain, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and many, many more.
However, the peak of her modeling career must be securing a spot among the Victoria’s Secret Angels! She walked the iconic VS show from 2011 to 2016.
Joan Smalls is also one of the highest-paid models and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the fashion and music industry.
She is also a brand ambassador for international labels such as Estée Lauder and United Colors of Benetton.
Stephanie Del Valle
Del Ville is the second Puerto Rican model ever to win the Miss World crown. She won this prestigious title back in 2016 after winning Puerto Rico’s national Miss World pageant.
She is also a musician, a law student, and has her own non-profit organization – Reignite Puerto Rico, and speaks three languages – Spanish, English, and French.
She’s the perfect example of the beauty & brains combination!
Jirau is probably the unique Puerto Rican model on this list. Her personality and drive to become the first Down syndrome top model make her so special, alongside her physical beauty.
Her dreams are about to come true, as earlier in 2022, she signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret and became the first-ever model with Down syndrome to join the lingerie giant.
Thanks to this gig, Sofía appeared in several renowned magazines such as Vogue France, People Magazine, Allure, and many others.
Vanessa De Roide
Vanessa took a big step forward in her modeling career when she won the title of Nuestra Belleza Latina in 2012.
Like many Puerto Rican models on this list, Vanessa made an easy transition from the modeling world onto the TV screens appearing in several morning programs and TV shows.
Later in her career, she joined forces with her friend and manager Joe Ahmed to create their talent search competition known as Iconic Model Search.
This stunning beauty is one of the most sought-after Puerto Rican models. After winning the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 title, Pérez was catapulted into stardom, landing several modeling contracts, photoshoots, and editorials.
Madison Anderson is a famous American – Puerto Rican model, influencer, and beauty pageant titleholder.
Even though it feels like Madison is just at the beginning of a fruitful career, this talented young lady already has a thick “rap sheet” in the modeling world.
With several parent titles under her belt, Anderson finally got her big moment in 2019 when she was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico and ended as Miss Universe 1st Runner Up later in the same year in Moscow.
Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican-born and American-raised top model and TV personality.
Back in 2007, she made a step in the right direction in her modeling career by participating in America’s Next Top Model competition, where she won Cycle 8.
She walked the runway for the Armani Exchange line, Ximena Valero, and James de Colón.
Gonzalez also appeared on the Project Runway show and walked the catwalk in finalist Jillian Lewis’ creations.
Roselyn Sánchez has it all – smarts, wits, beauty, and a stellar career. Plus, this Puerto Rican beauty has been part of the showbiz industry for 30 years, and it seems like she hasn’t aged a day.
Her dancing and acting talents were noticed when Sánchez was only a kid, but she got her big breakthrough in 1993 by winning the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest.
Ever since, her name has been part of beauty lists such as Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” and AskMen.com’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”.
Sánchez has also landed major roles in several Hollywood blockbusters (Rush Hour 3, Edison) and high-budget TV series (Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace, etc.).
Dayanara Torres is among the most famous Puerto Rican models and TV personalities. She is a singer, writer, actress, model, and beauty queen.
Torres has won several prestigious titles, including Miss Universe 1993.
During her “reign,” she became UNICEF’s ambassador and traveled through South America and Asia, working for the organization’s cause.
Later she founded her own Dayanara Torres Foundation, which provided scholarships for underprivileged students in Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
Surprisingly, Torres became a huge celebrity in the Philippines, where she spent five years learning the language and acting alongside her then-boyfriend and actor Aga Muhlach.
Dayanara dated and married another big name in the business industry – singer and actor Marc Anthony, with who she had two children.