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Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes (born November 17, 1966 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American television host, model, and comedian. Daisy Fuentes broke barriers as MTV’s first Latina VJ (Signed to MTV US and MTV Latin America simultaneously), and as Revlon’s first Latina spokesperson to be signed to a worldwide contract.

Fuentes was born in Havana, Cuba to a Cuban father and Spanish mother. When Fuentes was three years old, her family fled the island due to political turmoil and moved to Madrid, Spain. Fuentes learned to speak English while watching I Love Lucy episodes. Soon thereafter, she moved with her family to Harrison, New Jersey, where she attended Harrison High School, was voted Homecoming Queen, and “BEST LOOKING”, and graduated class of ’84. 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. While studying communications at Bergen Community College, she was hired as the weather-girl for WNJU-TV, the Telemundo New York affiliate station. Shortly after, she moved on to New York’s Univision affiliate where she became the weather anchor and reporter for the evening news.

 




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