Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera Performs at the #GRAMMYs
The rollout of Grammy performers has been bigger and better than ever, and it seems like a new batch of entertainers are being announced daily. A very interesting name was recently added to the set list that you may or may not recognize — Zuleyka Rivera. The Puerto Rican model and actress is an international sensation and has gained a huge following in the United States. Who is Zuleyka Rivera? You may recognize the beauty queen from the "Despacito" music video by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
Although many people first saw Rivera in the "Despacito" music video, she has been modeling since she was 14 years old. According to her personal website, she started walking in various fashion shows, which led her to beauty pageants. She became first runner up in Miss Teen Puerto Rico 2002. Then, Rivera came back with a vengeance to take home the crown at Miss Puerto Rico Universe in 2006. The very same year, she also won Miss Universe. Olivia Culpo vibes, anyone?
Becoming Miss Universe catapulted Rivera into success, which led her to create a teen clothing line for a chain of stores called Kress in Puerto Rico. Once she entered the business world, there was no stopping her. After the clothing line became a success, Rivera was able to launch three fragrances: Zuleyka, Zuleyka 2010 and the Karisma.
Her most recent venture is ZK Swimwear — a swim line that describes itself as a "youthful and modern line of bathing suits with fun and bright colors." According to Rivera, the suits are designed to "look elegant but also make you feel sexy."
If that wasn't impressive enough, the 30-year-old is also a single mother to her five-year-old son, Sebastian. She gushed to People en Español, "I fall more in love with Sebastian Jose every day ... It’s wonderful to be a mother.” Seriously, the sweetest.
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