Jacqueline Bracamontes

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Jacqueline Bracamontes
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde
(1979-12-23) December 23, 1979 (age 34)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Title(s) Nuestra Belleza México 2000
Nuestra Belleza México 2000
Miss Universe 2001
Spouse Martin Fuentes

Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝaklim bɾakaˈmontes], [ʝakeˈlin], Flemish: [vɑn ˈɦoːrdə]; (born December 23, 1979 in Guadalajara) is a Mexican actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Nuestra Belleza México 2001 and represented her country at Miss Universe 2002 .


Jacqueline Bracamontes born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus Bracamontes, the former coach of the popular Mexican soccer team Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, and Jacqueline van Hoorde, a Mexican of Belgian descent. She is the oldest of three children, she has a sister Alina, and a brother, Jesus, Jr. Her father is currently a soccer analyst for the Hispanic-American television network Univision.

After high school, Bracamontes moved to France to study French. She then returned to Mexico and studied Communication Science at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. While there, she began working as a model. She speaks Spanish, French and English fluently. [1]

Pageant career[edit]

After seeing her on a magazine cover, Lupita Jones, ex-Miss Universe, contacted her and asked her to enter the Nuestra Belleza México. Bracamontes went on to win the state and national beauty titles and to represent Mexico in Miss Universe 2001, which took place in Puerto Rico.

Acting and hosting career[edit]

After being crowned Miss Mexico in 2000, Bracamontes decided to pursue a television career. She began her career hosting various award shows and special programs, including Acafest, Premios TVyNovelas and Fiesta Mexicana.

A soccer aficionado, in August 2008 she became host of a Mexican sports radio show on Vision AM, and was later invited by univision to be a host and correspondent of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. She has also worked with Televisa Deportes.

In 2003 she was cast in the Mexican telenovela Alegrijes y Rebujos, produced by Rosy Ocampo. One year later, she landed a role in the popular soap-opera Rubí, alongside Bárbara Mori and Eduardo Santamarina.

In 2006, she landed her first lead role in the Mexican novela Heridas de Amor, alongside Brazilian born actor Guy Ecker. The program was broadcast in several countries.

In Spring of 2007, Bracamontes was cast in her first feature film, entitled Cuando Las Cosas Suceden, playing the role of a nun named Lucia. Later that year, she briefly returned to hosting with the Mexican game show De Por Vida, but the show was quickly cancelled.

In 2008 she starred in the comedic Mexican telenovela Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, alongside Jaime Camil, which was extremely successful in both the Latin American and United States market.

After finishing filming with Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, she starred in Sortilegio, with Cuban actor William Levy.[2] Filming completed in October 2009.

Jacqueline Bracamontes was chosen as one of the killers in the popular series Mujeres Asesinas which premiered in the fall of 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Jacqueline Bracamontes is a fan of Mexican soccer club Chivas de Guadalajara.[citation needed]

She married Martin Fuentes, a Mexican businessman, on October 1, 2011 in Guadalajara.[3][4]

On November 12, 2012, Jacqueline and Martin announced on an exclusive interview to CARAS, a popular Mexican entertainment magazine that they are expecting fraternal twins a boy and a girl. On March 30th 2013 Jacqueline gave birth to her twin babies, but the boy didn't make it due to a respiratory complication. She announced the tragic loss on the social network Twitter. They named their girl Jacqueline Fuentes Bracamontes sweetly referred to as MiniJacky.






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Preceded by
Leticia Murray
Nuestra Belleza México
Succeeded by
Ericka Cruz