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Alejandra Espinoza

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Alejandra Espinoza
Born
Alejandra Espinoza Cruz

(1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 32)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
TitleNuestra Belleza Latina 2007
Spouse(s)
Aníbal Marrero (m. 2011)
Children1
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2006
(3rd Runner-Up)
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007
(Winner)

Alejandra Marrero (née: Espinoza Cruz;[note 1] born March 27, 1987) is a Mexican-American beauty queen, model, and TV presenter. She won the first year[2] of Univision's beauty contest/reality television show Nuestra Belleza Latina[3] on May 22, 2007.[4]

Pageants[edit]

Prior to participating in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007, Espinoza competed in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2006 pageant, finishing as 3rd Runner-Up.[5]

Espinoza competed against 11 other finalists on Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007. On the final show hosted by Giselle Blondet, she competed against five remaining finalists with a live performance by Cristian Castro.[6]

Career[edit]

In 2007, after winning a contract with the Univision network she joined the show El Gordo y la Flaca as a correspondent and guest co-host. In February 2008, Espinoza became a model and co-presenter on Univision's hit show Sabado Gigante starring Don Francisco. In July 2014, after 6 years of working at Sabado Gigante and appearing in 333 weekly shows, she left the show to pursue other projects in Los Angeles. In 2014, she served as co-host of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014.

In July 2014, Univision announced that she will be the host of a new reality show and singing competition called La Banda scheduled for 2015.[7] She is represented by MC2 Model Management in Miami.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Espinoza was born in Tijuana and comes from a family of ten children.[6] Her mother's name is Rosa María[8] and she emigrated with her family to San Ysidro, California in 2001. Espinoza worked at a fast food restaurant and participated in beauty pageants in her free time.[2][9]

in 2011, Espinoza wed boyfriend Aníbal Marrero.[10] In 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, son Matteo.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alejandra Espinoza. modelwire.com
  2. ^ a b Alejandra Espinoza first winner of ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. hola-arkansas.com. May 23, 2007
  3. ^ Ganó Alejandra Espinoza: La reina de Nuestra Belleza Latina. univision.com (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Nuestra Belleza Latina Winner: Alejandra Espinoza". latinaviva.com. May 22, 2007
  5. ^ Sinaloa gana Nuestra Belleza México 2006 Archived January 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. esmas.com. September 3, 2006. (in Spanish)
  6. ^ a b Univision Crowns First Winner of “Nuestra Belleza Latina”. businesswire.com. May 23, 2007
  7. ^ Luis E. Palacios (July 24, 2014) Alejandra Espinoza conducirá ‘La banda’ para Univisión. elnuevoherald.com
  8. ^ Angela María González (September 26, 2008) "Una mamá orgullosa". univision.com.
  9. ^ Richard Huff (January 9, 2008) "Casting about for beautiful Latinas". Daily News (New York)
  10. ^ "La historia de amor de Alejandra Espinoza y Aníbal Marrero". www.univision.com. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Así fue la fiesta de cumpleaños de Matteo". www.univision.com. Retrieved August 25, 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Espinoza and the second or maternal family name is Cruz.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
First Edition
Nuestra Belleza Latina
2007
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Melissa Marty