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Zuleyka Rivera, Ex Miss Universe and Despacito Girl

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Zuleyka Rivera

Zuleyka Rivera born in October 3, 1987

Zuleyka Rivera is a Puerto Rican actress, TV host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. She made her debut as a telenovela actress in Mexico's Telemundo's soap opera Dame Chocolate in 2007. She also featured in the music video for Despacito by Luis Fonsi, the most viewed video on YouTube.

Let’s flip coin. Heads I’m yours, tails you are mine ??

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Oh papi is not going to work for you cuz nobody can equal me! . . Photo: @jorgeduva Makeup: @jennydmakeup For: @blacktapeproject

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Your strange ways attract me in ways I strangely can’t understand ???? ?? #r.mdrake #wildsoul

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5 things you should know about Rivera.

De un pájaro son las dos alas ???? ???? #habana

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1. Zuleyka Rivera is a winning beauty queen

Being featured in the "Despacito" music video is not the first time Rivera has known international fame. At the age of 18, she gave Puerto Rico a big triumph and won the coveted title of Miss Universe 2006.

Así me disfruto tu calentura ?? #stopthehate ???

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2. Modeling was her first passion

Rivera began her professional modeling career at the age of 14, walking the international catwalks for big name Latin designers and signing an incredibly lucrative CoverGirl deal in her early 20s.

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Fearless nights... . . Outfit: @pleasedonttellshop

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3. Competed on a dancing TV show

Rivera participated in Univision's Mira Quien Baila back in 2013. Even though she didn't win, the dance lessons helped her to shine in "Despacito."

OMG ?? . . ??: @_marcofotografia

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4. She's also a highly successful TV and movie actor

After completing her commitment as Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera studied acting in New York. Eventually, she snagged parts on a whole slew of Televisa soap operas in Mexico, including playing the part of the main villain Viviana "Vivi" Robles de Lujan in 2014's Cosita Linda. Currently, she's based in Miami where she participates as special guest/host on Latin shows such as Telemundo's Un Nuevo Dia and Univision's Despierta America.

Es viernes y la cuerpa lo sabe ?? I can taste you.... #friday ?? . . . ?? @_marcofotografia

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5. She owns her own clothing collection and multiple fragrance lines, while being a single mother

Rivera founded and owns a teen-centric clothing line sold exclusively at Kress stores in Puerto Rico, and then leveraged that opportunity to launch three successful fragrance lines: Zuleyka, Zuleyka 2010 and the Karisma. Recently, she even launched a swimsuit collection called "ZK". She's done all of this while being a loving single mother to 5-year-old Sebastian Jose Barea.

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