Taina (model)

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La Taína
Born (1975-10-02) October 2, 1975 (age 41)
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Modeling information
Height 5'2"
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown

Noris Díaz Pérez (born October 2, 1975), also known as La Taína, is a Puerto Rican model and host. She appeared on the now defunct late-night show No te Duermas from 1996 to 2007.[1] In addition to her work on television, she has appeared in numerous commercials and ads for beers and other products.

Taína was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. She has produced eight calendars featuring photographs of her in various poses.[2] She had brief roles, as a prostitute in the film Bad Boys II (along with fellow Puerto Rican Denise Quiñones), and in the Puerto Rican film Más allá del límite, both released in 2002.

In January 2006, Taína was hospitalized with severe headaches and later fell in critical condition for what was believed to be a brain tumor.The diagnosis was later altered to encephalitis and she gradually recovered from the illness and returned to television shortly after.[3]

On April 24, 2007, she announced her retirement from television to dedicate time to other things, and to fully recover from her condition. After her exit from the entertainment industry, she became a born again Christian and started preaching in churches throughout Puerto Rico.[4]

On August 1, 2011, she announced via a press release that she is HIV Positive.[5]


  1. ^ La trayectoria de La Taína from El Nuevo Día 1 August 2011
  2. ^ La trayectoria de La Taína from El Nuevo Día 1 August 2011
  3. ^ Noris Díaz, conocida como La Taína, confesó en una carta abierta que padece VIH from www.famayfortuna.com retrieved 12 August 2011
  4. ^ La trayectoria de La Taína from El Nuevo Día 1 August 2011
  5. ^ “La Taína” es VIH positivo from Primera Hora 1 August 2011.

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