Model Latina

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Model Latina
Format Modeling, Reality, Competition
Presented by Ellie Rodriguez (2008–2010)
Jazmín López (2011)
Jocelyn Pierce (2012–present)
Judges Jeffrey Kolsrud (2008–present)
Jorge Ramon (2008–2010)
Franco Lacosta (2008–present)
Katrina Campins (2008)
Jai Rodriguez (2009)
Jennifer Gimenez (2009)
Annette Rosario (2010)
Alex Cambert (2011)
Tomiko Fraser Hines (2011)
Carlos Ponce (2012–present)
Inés Rivero (2012–present)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 61
Production
Running time 30 minutes (2012–present)
60 minutes (2008–2011)
Broadcast
Original channel NuvoTV (2008-present)
Original run July 27, 2008 – present
External links
Website

Model Latina is an American reality competition show, which aspiring models compete against one another in fashion and cultural challenges. They are judged by a panel of fashion experts and celebrities from the American Latino entertainment industry. Model Latina is the first modeling competition of its kind to feature Latinas from all over the U.S. The show airs on the cable network NuvoTV.

Prizes and sponsors[edit]

  • One-year contract with leading modeling agency Q Management
  • $25,000
  • Opportunity to be a NuvoTV host
  • Hewlett-Packard and Southwest Airlines were sponsors on season 1
  • Verizon Wireless, Fuze, and Wrigley were series sponsors on season 2
  • Verzion Wireless, Bloomingdale's and Orbitz were series sponsors on season 3
  • Verzion Wireless and Orbit were series sponsors on season 4
  • Verzion Wireless and Revlon were series sponsors on season 5

Seasons[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • First aired: July 27 – October 12, 2008

Model Latina: LA was filmed in Los Angeles, California. The host was Ellie Rodriguez and the judges were photographer Franco Lacosta, Q Management's CEO Jeffrey Kolsrud, reality star Katrina Campins, along with a couple of guest judges including Jorge Ramon. Jessica Caban and Darlenis Duran competed in the finale with Caban emerging as Sí TV's (now NuvoTV) first ever Model Latina.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Ethnicity Hometown Finish
Yuria Espinoza 21 Mexican San Francisco, California Cutted
{Did not finish)
Stephanie Pagan 20 Puerto Rican
Italian
French
German
Newark, New Jersey
Ruth Rios 20 Venezuelan Miami, Florida
Nikola Heslop N/A Puerto Rican Atlanta, Georgia
Marilyn Mark 25 Dominican Los Angeles, California
Kristina Rivera 20 Puerto Rican Long Island, New York
Kelly García 22 Mexican
Spanish
Peruvian
Detroit, Michigan
Jessica Perez N/A Dominican Brooklyn, New York
Jenelle Valle 25 African American
Puerto Rican
Staten Island, New York
Dariany Santana N/A Cuban Elizabeth, New Jersey
Luissette Ramos 20 Puerto Rican Miami, Florida 10th
Leyicet Peralta 22 Cuban
Peruvian
Miami, Florida 9th
Sasha Cabrera 19 Puerto Rican
Cuban
Miami, Florida 8th
Belkys Galvez 20 Honduran Miami, Florida 7th
Mishell Livio 20 Italian
Spanish
Mexican
Tucson, Arizona 6th
Victoria Ortiz 25 Mexican New York City, New York 5th
Karina Florez 26 Colombian Miami, Florida 4th
Linda Moreno 25 Mexican Baldwin Park, California 3rd
Darlenis Duran 19 Dominican Brooklyn, New York Runner-up
Jessica Caban 25 Puerto Rican The Bronx, New York Winner

Season 2[edit]

  • First aired: August 2 – October 18, 2009

Model Latina: Miami was filmed in Miami, Florida. Ellie Rodriguez was the host and the main judges were Jai Rodriguez, Jennifer Gimenez, and Jorge Ramon. Guest judges included Q Management's CEO Jeffrey Kolsrud, telenovela actor Poncho de Anda, Franco Lacosta, Katrina Campins, sports radio/tv host Jorge Sedano and more. Codie Cabral and Christine Juarbe competed in the final challenge, with Cabral winning the title of Model Latina.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Ethnicity Hometown Finish
Yimarie Herrera 25 Puerto Rican Tampa, Florida Cutted
Sonia Miranda 22 Nicaraguan Miami, Florida
Lisa Morales 23 Cuban Miami, Florida
Rebecca Hernandez 20 Mexican
Cuban
Los Angeles, California 12th
Jessica Rodriguez 21 Cuban
Puerto Rican
Miami, Florida 11th
Yanez Perez 21 Puerto Rican Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10th
Amanda Rodrigues Smith 22 Brazilian
Jamaican
West Indian
Cuban
Baltimore, Maryland 9th
Carolina Arellano 25 Ecuadorian New York City, New York 8th
Jocelyn Cruz 22 Puerto Rican
Jamaican
German
Swedish
Los Angeles, California 7th
Leticia Castro 21 Mexican Las Vegas, Nevada 6th
Emeraude Toubia 20 Texas 5th
Melissa Gutierrez 23 Basque
Mexican
San Diego, California 4th
Zuleyka Silver 18 Brazilian
Puerto Rican
Mexican
Jewish
Los Angeles, California 3rd
Christine Juarbe 23 Puerto Rican Queens, New York Runner-up
Codie Cabral 21 Mexican
Portuguese
Murrieta, California Winner

Season 3[edit]

  • First aired: August 2 – October 25, 2010

Model Latina: NYC was filmed in New York City. Online castings took place on March 15, 2010.[1] Ellie Rodriguez was the host and the main judges were Annette Rosario, Franco Lacosta, and Jorge Ramon. Guest judges included Q Management's CEO Jeffrey Kolsrud and more. Elora Pérez, Jessica Santiago and Nashlly Estefania Sokoli competed in the final challenge, with Pérez winning the title of Model Latina.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Ethnicity Hometown Finish
Carla Soto 23 Mexican Perrysburg, Ohio 14th
Patricia Rosales 24 Cuban Miami, Florida 13th
Paulina Malta 22 Mexican Van Nuys, California 12th
Victoria Sotelo 22 Mexican
Spanish
Hungarian
Austrian
Whittier, California 11th
Christina Josapi 26 Ecuadorian
Mexican
Italian
Los Angeles, California 10th
Heidy Arisala 21 Colombian Orlando, Florida 9th
Yamile Mufdi 24 Dominican
Palestinian
Miami, Florida 8th
Jessica Ledon 19 Cuban Miami, Florida 7th
Sally Ferreira 25 Dominican Queens, New York 6th
Erica Santos 21 Puerto Rican Manchester, Connecticut 5th
Amanda David 20 Waterbury, Connecticut 4th
Natalie Vértiz 18 Peruvian Pompano Beach, Florida 3rd
Nashlly Estefania Sokoli 20 Ecuadorian
Lebanese
Newark, New Jersey Runner-ups
Jessica Santiago 20 Puerto Rican Tampa, Florida
Elora Pérez 20 Dominican
Puerto Rican
Panamanian
Queens, New York Winner

Season 4[edit]

  • First aired: August 15 – October 24, 2011

Model Latina: Las Vegas was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jazmín López became the new host and the main judges were Alex Cambert, Franco Lacosta, and Tomiko Fraser Hines. Guest judges included Q Management's CEO Jeffrey Kolsrud, Ana Carolina da Fonseca, Jessica Caban, Kat DeLuna and more.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Ethnicity Hometown Finish
Anisa Brooks 28 Native American
Paraguayan
Asunción, Paraguay 17th
Olissa Brooks 16th
Jennifer Brea 23 Dominican The Bronx, New York 15th
Yolanda Robinson 23 Mexican Dallas, Texas 14th
Cecilia Howard 27 Uruguayan Uruguay 13th
Ivet Fortun 28 Cuban La Habana, Cuba 12th
Madeline Delgado 24 Puerto Rican San Juan, Puerto Rico 11th
Sacha García 28 Bayamon, Puerto Rico 10th
Martii García 26 Mexican El Paso, Texas 9th
Natasha Pestano 24 Portuguese
Irish
Indian
Sydney, Australia 8th
Lornalitz Báez 28 Puerto Rican Brooklyn, New York 7th
Sarah Lopez 22 Mexican Downey, California 6th
Elizabeth Robaina 22 Cuban McAllen, Texas 5th
Mafe Quintero 24 Colombian Cali, Colombia 4th
Muriel Paton 23 Dominican
Brazilian
Jersey City, New Jersey 3rd
Stephanie Pagan 22 Puerto Rican
Italian
French
German
Luquillo, Puerto Rico Runner-up
Erika Cavazos 25 Mexican Weslaco, Texas Winner

Season 5[edit]

  • First aired: May 28 – July 23, 2012

Model Latina: South Beach was filmed in Miami Beach, Florida. Jocelyn Pierce became the new host and the main judges were Carlos Ponce, Franco Lacosta, and Inés Rivero. Guest judges include Q Management's CEO Jeffrey Kolsrud and more.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Ethnicity Hometown Finish
Jillian Pacheco 18 Puerto Rican New York City, New York 9th
Brittany Peralta 22 Mexican Las Cruces, New Mexico 8th
Maytee Martínez 20 Cuban Pembroke Pines, Florida 7th
Cindy Salaues 23 Guatemalan
Bolivian
Canyon Country, California 6th
Maybelline Canela 21 Dominican The Bronx, New York 5th
Jacqueline Reyes 25 Queens, New York 4th
Rachell Martell 20 Cuban
Italian
Miami, Florida disqualified
Marlene Cruz 21 Puerto Rican Patillas, Puerto Rico Runner-ups
Oneisys Amador 26 Cuban Miami, Florida
Muriel Villera 21 Colombian Hialeah, Florida Winner

Seasons summary[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Number of contestants Location
1 Jessica Caban Darlenis Duran 20 Los Angeles, California
2 Codie Cabral Christine Juarbe 15 Miami, Florida
3 Elora Pérez Jessica Santiago
Nashlly Estefania Sokoli
15 New York City, New York
4 Erika Cavazos Stephanie Pagan 17 Las Vegas, Nevada
5 Muriel Villera Marlene Cruz
Oneisys Amador
10 Miami Beach, Florida

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