Catalina López

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Catalina López
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Catalina Mercedes López Samán
(1983-02-27) 27 February 1983 (age 34)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Other names Katty López, Catalina Focil-Saman
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Ecuador 2006
Major
competition(s)
Miss Ecuador 2006
(Winner)
Miss World Cup 2006
(2nd runner-up)
Miss Universe 2006
Miss Continente Americano 2006
(3rd runner-up)
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009
(2nd runner-up)

Catalina "Katty" López Samán also known by her married name Catalina Focil-Saman (born February 27, 1983 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian beauty pageant contestant and certified make-up artist who won Miss Ecuador 2006. She competed in the third season of the Univision reality series Nuestra Belleza Latina in the United States and came in third place.

Early life[edit]

Her mother died eight months after her birth, leaving her to be raised by her uncle Raul and aunt María Luisa. López considers them her parents and says, "they are the motivation of my life and the cornerstone of my philosophy".[1] She has four siblings: Raúl, Luigi, Mariuxi and Juanito.[1]

Miss World Cup 2006[edit]

López represented her country in Miss World Cup 2006 in Germany where she placed as 2nd runner-up.[2]

Miss Ecuador 2006[edit]

López represented her home province of Guayas in the Miss Ecuador 2006 pageant and won the title on March 16, 2006.[1]

Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009[edit]

López auditioned in Los Angeles for the Nuestra Belleza Latina series and was among the twelve to participate in the Miami-based competition. She finished second runner-up.[3]

Acting[edit]

She played Trinitia in the romantic comedy film From Prada to Nada.

Catalina Focil-Saman traded her crown for make up brushes and become a famous certified make up artist who works with recognized brands and famous designers in Los Angeles California [4]

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cuba Dayami Padron
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2nd runner-up
2009
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Tatiana Delgado
Preceded by
Bandera Provincia Pichincha.svg Ximena Zamora
Miss Ecuador
2006
Succeeded by
Bandera Provincia Pichincha.svg Lugina Cabezas
Preceded by
Bandera Provincia Pichincha.svg Ximena Zamora
Miss Universe Ecuador
2006
Succeeded by
Bandera Provincia Pichincha.svg Lugina Cabezas
Preceded by
First Edition
Miss World Cup Ecuador
2006
Succeeded by
Bandera Provincia Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.svg Laritza Párraga
Preceded by
First Edition
Miss World Cup 2nd runner-up
2006
Succeeded by
Netherlands Avalon-Chanel Weyzig
Preceded by
First Edition
Miss Continente Americano Ecuador
2006
Succeeded by
Bandera Provincia Pichincha.svg Lugina Cabezas