Daisy Fuentes made a mark as a host of various programs on MTV while the channel gained popularity across the globe. She became the first Latina to become an MTV VJ, and a spokesperson for several prestigious brands. She later started her own business and now has a healthy net worth of over $75.0 million . She is married to talented singer/songwriter Richard Marx, and the couple are very much in love!
Daisy Fuentes broke several barriers in her career as a model and hostess. She is currently Richard Marx’s wife and was MTV’s first Latina VJ after signing with MTV and MTV Latin America simultaneously in the early 1990s. Richard Marx is a pop/rock singer and songwriter who sold over 30 million records worldwide. He is also a musician and record producer who is known for hit songs such as “Right Here Waiting,” “Endless Summer Nights,” “Hazard,” “Now and Forever,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” and “Should’ve Known Better.” Daisy Fuentes is a Spanish-American television host, comedian, and model who became the first Latina spokesperson to be signed on a worldwide contract by the giant cosmetics company Revlon. People are curious to know more about this super achiever, so we have some details from Daisy Fuentes’ wiki.
Escape from Cuba
Born on November 17, 1966, in Havana, Cuba, to a Spanish mother and a Cuban father, Daisy Fuentes’ age is 51. She fled to Madrid, Spain, at the age of three with her family, because of the unstable political situation in Cuba. Fuentes learned to speak English by watching reruns of the comedy, I Love Lucy and spoke more fluently after her family moved to Harrison, New Jersey. She attended Harrison High School where she was voted homecoming queen and “best looking” before graduating in 1984. Thanks to her stunning looks she got modeling opportunities while still a senior, and developed an interest in hair styling. She had dreams of opening a salon, so she enrolled at a cosmetology school before majoring in communications from Bergen Community College.
Picture-Perfect for MTV
Fuentes started her television career as a weather presenter at the 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts at WNJU-TV 47, a local affiliate of Spanish-language TV network, Telemundo. She then got a break at New York’s Univision affiliate, WXTV-TV 41, where she became the weather anchor and a reporter for the evening news. Fuentes’ big break came when she hitched her wagon to MTV where she first hosted MTV Internacional, a one-hour Spanish music show aired in Latin America and the U.S. While at MTV, she was the host of the fashion and modeling show, House of Style and gained popularity. This led to modeling assignments and a role in the ABC soap opera Loving, as well as appearances on shows like Dream On, The Larry Sanders Show, and Cybill.
A Smart Entrepreneur
She hosted and co-hosted various shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos, the ALMA Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the 1998 World Music Awards, 1999 Billboard Latin Awards, and beauty pageants like Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe. She continued to model and graced the covers of many prestigious magazines while appearing in commercials for Revlon, American Express, Pantene, M&Ms, and more. She also launched her own business ventures including a clothing line, the Daisy Fuentes Style Pro all-natural hair care line, the Daisy Fuentes Pilates workout game, and prescription eye wear. No wonder Daisy Fuentes’ net worth is a huge $75.0 million and growing.
A Happy Marriage
After a few relationships that didn’t work out, including a short-lived marriage to actor and model Timothy Adams from 1991 to 1995, Fuentes married talented singer and songwriter Richard Marx on December 23, 2015. According to sources, Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx are happily married and seem to be content to spend as much time they can with each other. Those who want to check out some hot Daisy Fuentes pics should head over to her Instagram account which showcases her in sexy outfits, with Marx, her friends, pet dogs, on outdoor safaris, and her colleagues. There also pictures of delectable food and inspirational quotes. Fuentes is a warm and engaging person who proves that talent, hard work, and boldness can break all kinds of barriers and open the highway to your dreams.