Zuleyka Rivera (full name Zuleyka Jerris Rivera Mendoza) was born on October 3, 1987 in Cayey, Puerto Rico to Jerry Rivera and Carmen Mendoza. She is a famous Puerto Rican top model.
Biography and Career :
Zuleyka Rivera was raised in Salinas and before winning the "Miss Puerto Rico Universe" title, she won the local pageant for her town, Salinas. She was also placed second in the "Miss Teen Puerto Rico" contest.
She studied at the University of Puerto Rico with the specialization in journalism.
She is the fifth Puerto Rican to win the title, and makes the Miss Puerto Rico Organization the second most successful in the pageant.
She won the title of "Miss Universe 2006" on July 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
After winning the crown she was interviewed by man
y modelling agencies in Los Angeles and New York.
Zuleyka Rivera also traveled to Japan where she presented the Five Star Diamond Award to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo and participated in a photo shoot with with her first runner-up Kurara Chibana, Miss Universe Japan and Zuleyka.
Her ambitions for the future are to become a famous international model and to be a great actress of infinite range.
Why is she famous?
Zulekya Rivera is famous as Miss Universe 2006.
- "As a young impressionable teenage girl, the presence of Mr. Rios in my life has been one of tremendous prioritization and encouragement geared to achieving my goals. Through his example I was able to balance a hectic life as a model, high school student and work to the point where I was able to enter college at the age of seventeen."
- She has two brothers with the names Jose Alberto and Jerry Rivera, Jr.
- She is very fond of her brothers.
- Her hobbies are jogging, spinning and weightlifting.
- She also likes watching the Latino version of "American Idol" and a few of Telemundo's dramatic series.
- She enjoys listening to all sorts of music.
- She spends her spare time in meditation and yoga.
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