Zuleyka Rivera is a Puerto Rican actress, TV host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 2006 in Los Angeles. She made her debut as a telenovela actress in Mexico’s Telemundo’s soap opera Dame Chocolate which was followed by several other soap opera roles. In 2017, Zuleyka appeared in the music video for Despacito by Luis Fonsi.
Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza
Actress, Model, Beauty Queen, TV Host, Dancer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Zuleyka Rivera was born on the 3rd of October 1987, in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
She’s currently 32 years old.
Her educational qualifications are unknown.
- Father – Jerry Rivera
- Mother – Carmen Mendoza
- Siblings – Jerry Jr., Jose Rivera Mendoza (Brother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Zuleyka Rivera has dated –
- J. J. Barea (2010-2013) – In 2010, Rivera dated Dallas Mavericks point guard J. J. Barea. In July 2011, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. Rivera gave birth to her son Sebastián José Barea Rivera in Minnesota on February 18, 2012. In early 2013, there was much speculation that the relationship between Rivera and Barea had ended and April 18, 2013, Barea released a statement confirming that the relationship was over.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 124 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32D
She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Zuleyka is credited with winning the beauty pageants like Miss Salinas Teen 2002, Miss Salinas Universe 2006, Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. She became one of the youngest Miss Universe titleholders in its history with winning the title in 2006 at the age of 18 years old.
In 2010, Zuleyka made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the cameo role of Herself in the comedy film, Qué despelote! la película directed by Eduardo Ortíz.
In 2007, Zuleyka made her television debut in the telenovela, Dame Chocolate as Betsy Marvel, co-starring with Carlos Ponce and Karla Monroig.
In 2017, Zuleyka appeared in the music video of Luis Fonsi’s hit song Despacito. The music video has since garnered over 6 billion YouTube views, making it one of the most viewed videos on the platform.
In 2018, Rivera became a brand ambassador for Eravos.
Zuleyka Rivera Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Johnny Depp
- Favorite Actress – Julia Roberts
- Favorite Singer – Luis Fonsi, Miley Cyrus
- Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
- Favorite Color – Pink
- Favorite Food – Fast Food, Pizza
Zuleyka Rivera Net worth
Zuleyka Rivera has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – Zuleyka Rivera
- Instagram – zuleykarivera
- Twitter – Zuleyka Rivera
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zuleyka Rivera
- Zuleyka started her modeling career at a young age of 14.
- After finishing her reign as Miss Universe, Rivera expressed her interest in an acting career.
- Zuleyka has her own swimwear line called ZK Swimmer and a clothing line called Zuleyka for Kress sold exclusively at Kress stores in Puerto Rico.
- In April 1, 2007, Rivera appeared at WrestleMania 23 along with Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith and Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair, supporting Donald Trump in the Battle of the Billionaires match against Vince McMahon.
- In April 2007, Zuleyka has traveled to the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Kazakhstan, India, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Japan and Indonesia in addition to numerous trips around the United States.
- In May 28, 2007, Zuleyka passed on her crown to Japan’s Riyo Mori at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant, which was held in Mexico City, Mexico.
- In 2010, Zuleyka was offered the role of antagonist Rocío Lynch in the telenovela Alguien Te Mira.