Jessica Caban

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Jessica Caban
Jessica Marie Caban

(1982-06-13) June 13, 1982 (age 38)
Partner(s)Bruno Mars
Modeling information
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorDark Brown
AgencyEQ Enterprises
Q Models

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, and raised in Spanish Harlem.[2]


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. Caban and Darlenis Duran competed in the season finale, where Caban has crowned Sí TV's first Model Latina. She was awarded a $10,000 contract with Q Management and was featured in spreads of magazines.[3]


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. ^ "Jessica Caban Celebrityxyz". Celebrityxyz. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ 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