Who is Daisy Fuentes? Wiki Bio
Daisy Fuentes was born in Havana, Cuba, on 17 November 1966, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she now holds both American and Cuban nationality. She is a TV host, model, and an actress, best known for being the first Latina video jockey to work for the MTV Network.
Early life and education
Daisy spent the first three years of her life in Havana, where she was raised alongside her sister Rosana Fuentes Brijbag by their mother who was born in Spain, and their Cuban father. When Daisy turned three, they moved to Madrid in Spain to escape from Fidel Castro.
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Daisy learned Spanish first, while she learned English thanks to TV series. After she finished elementary school, she moved to Harrison in New Jersey with her parents and studied at Harrison High School, matriculating in 1984. During her time at Harrison, Daisy dreamt about becoming a model, and won several awards and accolades such as being voted the Homecoming Queen, and then became a model at the age of 17.
She enrolled at Bergen Community College when she was 19, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in cosmetology in 1990.
Career as a TV host, model, and other ventures
Daisy launched her career as a TV presenter while still attending college, as she was invited to serve as a meteorologist at the Spanish station WNJU-TV 47. Not long after that, she moved to WXTV-TV 41 in New York, where she was the weather anchor.
She actually hosted her first show in 1988, and then joined the network MTV in 1993, and later started hosting shows which aired on MTV Latin America. She launched her acting career around the same time, when she was invited to guest star in the soap opera “Loving”, and then went on to appear in many shows such as “Cybill”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, and “Dream On”.
In 1994 the CNBC network gave her a chance to host her own show – “Daisy” – and after that, she co-hosted the video clip TV series “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. She appeared in a single episode of the series “Queen of Swords”, and then starred in the film “Shutterfield”.
As a model, she has been featured on several magazine covers, and has starred in advertisements for the cosmetics brand Revlon, the hair care brand Pantene, and the chocolate M&M’s among others. She launched her eponymous clothing line in 2004, and then together with several friends worked and released her Daisy Fuentes Style Pro hair care line in 2009.
She is also somewhat of a ‘dating psychologist’, as she is offering her free advice together with the famous American writer Matthew Berry in the podcast “Fantasy Focus”.
Love life and husband Richard Marx
Daisy was married to Timothy Adams, a famous American actor and model who gained recognition after he portrayed Brucie Kibbutz in the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” released in 2008. They began dating in 1989 and married on 5 August 1991, but they divorced in 1995. It is believed that Daisy was cheating on Timothy with Matt Goss, an English songwriter and a musician, as they started dating shortly after Daisy divorced Timothy.
They became engaged and moved in together in June 2007 with their two dogs Rita and Alfie, however, they split in the following year. She also dated Luis Miguel, a Mexican singer, for three years.
In 2013 she started dating Richard Marx, a famous American rock singer and a songwriter. They were together for two years before marrying on 23 December 2015, and are currently living in their house in Los Angeles, California.
Daisy has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Daisy’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been around the world while two of her dream travel destinations are Paris in France and Miami in Florida.
She is physically very active and had four to six training sessions at the gym each week in the past, while she lowered this to two to three training sessions per week sometime in her 40s. She likes to dance as she took salsa and tango lessons during her 20s, while she has also learned how to play the guitar and the piano.
Daisy enjoys watching films late at night, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “I, Robot”, “I Am Legend”, and “Les Miserables”.
She is also keen on watching TV series, with her favorites being “The Third Rock From The Sun” and “That ‘70s Show”.
Voluntary work and donating money
Daisy has helped gather money to be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for breast cancer research, while she is a supporter of numerous foundations and organizations such as Starlight Children’s Foundation and March of Dimes. She started working with teenage girls in 2007 through the organization Girls On The Run, which helps girls raise their self-esteem.
She has donated money to many other breast cancer research centers, and was rewarded with The Wellness Community West Los Angeles Tribute to the Human Spirit Award.
She is currently hosting “A New Life” show, which has the goal of leading people through their lives, and helping them become self-aware with the help of their DNA analysis and their history.
Appearance and net worth
Daisy is 53 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at a minimum of $45 million.