Who is Lisa Ramos?
Lisa Ramos was born on 29 January 1990, in New York City, USA, and is a model, best known for gaining fame through the television series “America’s Next Top Model” which launched her professional career. She’s done hosting work on television too, and on a podcast. She is also an author, having written a dating book.
The Wealth of Lisa Ramos
As of early-2020, Lisa Ramos’ net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, earned largely through a successful career in modeling. Aside from her contracts with various companies, she also earns significant income through sponsorships on social media.
Her work on television has also helped in building her wealth.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Lisa is of Dominican descent, but grew up in Queens, New York City, the middle child of three siblings, having an older and a younger sister. At a young age, she didn’t think that she could find a career as a model though she was getting a lot of attention for her attractive looks and figure. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled in college and took up a course in health science.
After graduating, she saw an opportunity to pursue a career as a professional model through the television show “America’s Next Top Model”.
The reality show features numerous aspiring models who compete to try and make it into the very competitive industry; created by Tyra Banks, it’s one of the most popular shows of its kind. Each season featured over 10 models, with the winner gaining a contract with a modeling agency as well as a feature in a magazine. The show has gained a lot of fame internationally, with numerous editions created in other countries.
Competing in America’s Next Top Model
Ramos joined the well-known show during its 13th season, or cycle as the producers call it.
The show aired on The CW Network, with prizes for the season including a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, a $100,000 contract with cosmetics company CoverGirl, and a cover feature on “Seventeen” magazine. In this season, there was a unique opportunity for her to shine as it featured models who are 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and under, eliminating height as an advantage for the cycle. Throughout the show, they traveled to various locations in the US, including to Maui, Hawaii.
Ramos was one of the earliest to be eliminated from the competition, finishing in 14th place just above Amber DePace.
Nevertheless, the show attracted enough attention that she started gaining the modeling opportunities she always wanted. The eventual winner of the show was Nicole Fox, the youngest winner of the show.
Life After The Show
Following her elimination from the show, Lisa started taking numerous modeling projects that helped her gain increasing wealth. She signed with the Miami-based modeling agency called The Industry Model Management. As her fame grew, she was invited to several shows, and made an appearance in the MTV2 show called “Guy Code”.
The reality show features numerous celebrities including athletes, comics, experts, entertainers and more, who gather together and talk about unspoken conduct between men. The show proved highly successful, and its second season was the highest rated in the history of the network. It’s popularity even led to a spin-off show called “Girl Code” and a faux courtroom show called “Guy Court”. Some of the celebrities who appeared in the show include Kevin Hart, Mac Miller, Nelly, and Wiz Khalifa.
She worked in the show as a host from the second to the fourth season, joining the likes of Melanie Iglesias, Jordan Carlos, April Rose, and many others.
The show was one of the ways that she began a close friendship to model Melanie Iglesias, and the two started spending more time together. This led to the duo collaborating frequently through Melina Iglesias’ YouTube channel. Their videos consisted of them trying on different outfits, showing off their attractive figures, dancing, and collaborating with other YouTubers. After model Kate Upton’s dance to the song “Cat Daddy” went viral on social media, the duo responded, showcasing that they had better dance skills than Upton. The video gained over seven million views.
Following her work with “Guy Code”, Ramos ventured into production, helping create the web series called “The Secret Life of Babes”, a collaboration with the Univision network called The Flama, featuring as the main host of the show that targeted Latin millennials. She continued to make television appearances while working on various modeling endeavors. With the help of professional models, she wrote the book called “Pizza and Chill?” which was marketed as a dating guide. This led her to start the podcast Pizza and Chill TV.
Apart from all of these projects, Ramos has also gained a lot of fame on social media, particularly on Instagram on which she has hundreds of thousands of followers.
She often showcases various outfits she wears, and recently cut her hair short as a new style she wanted to embrace. She does a lot of sponsored posts, featuring outfits from brands such as Revolve, Flan Labs, and many others. Other posts feature cosmetics from sponsors such as Urban Decay Cosmetics, Maybelline, Lancome, Eylure Lashes, Colour Pop, and others.
It is known that Ramos is in a relationship, though she rarely talks about her partner who has the last name Wade, save for a few features on her Instagram page showcasing the couple celebrating events together. She announced In 2019 that they are engaged, and set to marry in 2020.