Striking actress and model Daisy Fuentes can attribute at least some of her fiery allure to her Latin roots. She was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1966, though she moved with her family to Madrid, Spain, when she was only three. Four years later, the Fuentes family relocated again, this time to Harrison, NJ. Fuentes grew to an impressive 5’10” tall and began reporting the weather for WXTV Channel 41 weather while studying journalism at Bergen Community College. She was promoted to evening news anchor by the time she was 19, at which point she was spotted by the folks at MTV. They recruited her to host MTV Internacional, which later became MTV Latino. Her lovely features and effervescent personality struck a chord with viewers everywhere, and Fuentes was soon appearing on shows all over the MTV universe, even trying out her acting chops with appearances on shows like Dream On and The Larry Sanders Show. She married beefy actor Timothy Adams in 1990, though the couple parted ways in 1994.
As Fuentes grew in popularity as an on-air personality, her name began to carry great value. She began a career as a spokesmodel, eventually associating her face and name with such brands as Revlon, American Express, Miller Lite, Pantene, and M&M’s. She also hosted her own work-out video, made appearances on countless awards shows, music countdowns, and talk shows, and hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos for three seasons. As the 2000s rolled in, Fuentes continued to surf on her notoriety, appearing on everything from I Love the ’80s to Baywatch. In addition to her work as an actor and model, Fuentes has become actively involved in charity, helping raise money for breast cancer research and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.