Jessica Caban

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Jessica Caban
Jessica Marie Caban

(1982-06-13) June 13, 1982 (age 37)
Partner(s)Bruno Mars
Modeling information
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorDark Brown
AgencyEQ Enterprises

Jessica Marie Caban (born June 13, 1982)[1] is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant on Model Latina, where she was crowned the first ever Model Latina champion.

Early life[edit]

Caban was born to Puerto Rican parents in New York City, New York, and raised in Spanish Harlem. She has one older sibling.


She began her career in 2002, after being chosen to represent Jennifer Lopez's line "J-LO" as a runner-up in a nationwide search. She was later featured in many commercials, magazines and landed the main role in Proyecto Uno's music video "Holla".[1]

In 2008, Caban auditioned for Sí TV's new reality competition show, Model Latina, which aspiring models compete against each other in fashion and cultural challenges. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California. Caban and Darlenis Duran competed in the season finale, where Caban has crowned Sí TV's first-ever Model Latina. She was awarded a $10,000 contract with Q Management and was featured in spreads of magazines.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Are You for Great Sex? Thea Gala Larson Film Debut
Year Title Role Notes
2008-2011 Model Latina Herself Season 1 Winner
2016-2017 Jane the Virgin Sonia 4 episodes


Year Group Award Result Film/Show
2010 Boston International Film Festival Best Acting Performance in a Feature Film Won Are You for Great Sex?
Hoboken International Film Festival Festival Award for Best Actress Won


  1. ^ a b c "Website". Jessica Caban. 2008.
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Priscilla (January 29, 2014). "8 Things to Know About Bruno Mars’ Girlfriend". Retrieved May 9, 2014.

External links[edit]

First Model Latina winner
Cycle 1 (2008)
Succeeded by
Codie Cabral