Elsa Benitez life and biography

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Elsa Benitez biography

Date of birth : 1977-12-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sonora, Mexico
Nationality : Mexican
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-06-05
Credited as : Model, Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Rony Seikaly

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Elsa Benitez is a Mexican Fashion model. She is a brunette supermodel who has done modelling work for many well-known fashion magazines and fashion designers. Her modelling career started in 1995, after she won a modelling contest in Costa Rica.

HEIGHT: 6′
MEASUREMENTS: 34-23-33.5
WEIGHT: 125 lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Hazel

DISCOVERED: She got her modeling start after winning a model search in Costa Rica in 1995. Modeling gigs poured in for Elsa soon after, first in Mexico, where she started out her career, and then in the United States and Europe. In 1996, Elsa appeared on the cover of Vogue Italy three times — in April, August and September.

AGENCY: Elite – New York City

Elsa has done major campaigns for Jones New York, Victoria’s Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Nine West, Valentino, J.Crew and Oscar de la Renta. She is the cover girl for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 2001.

KNOWN FOR: Her sexy (lesbian-undertoned) Dolce & Gabbana ads.
HOME: New York City.
SWEETIE: Married to NBA star Rony Seikaly. They shot for American Vogue together.

Elsa Benitez is a Mexican Fashion model, born in Sonora, Mexico on 8 Dec. 1977.

Career Highlights:

1995:
- Wins a model-search contest in Costa Rica

1996:
- Discovered by Steven Meisel
- Appears in an editorial in Vogue
- Signs with Elite Model Management
- Lands on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Is scheduled to board the TWA Flight 800 that exploded over the Atlantic shortly after takeoff, but changes her ticket after experiencing a premonition
- Lands on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Lands on second consecutive cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

1997:
- Debuts on the fall runways, walking for Christian Dior, Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana in Paris and Milan
- Lands on the cover of British Vogue
- Appears on the cover of Cosmopolitan

1999:
- Represents the “groovy seventies” in the Women Through the Decades Pirelli calendar, photographed by Herb Ritts
- Appears in Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign, sparking controversy due to perceived lesbian undertones
- Appears in Oscar de la Renta ad campaign
- Appears in Escada ad campaign
- Marries Rony Seikaly, a Lebanese-American ex–NBA player

2001:
- Appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition
- Appears in TV commercials for Taco Bell

2002:
- Stars in the video for Enrique Iglesias’s “Love to See You Cry”

2003:
- Gives birth to a daughter, Mila

2004:
- Appears in print ads for CoverGirl

2005:
- Files for divorce from Seikaly

2006:
- Appears in Sears commercials
- Hosts a Dolce & Gabbana twentieth-anniversary dinner party at Miami Beach’s Casa Tua restaurant
- Appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue

2007:
- Face of Heineken’s Spanish-language campaign, “Descubre lo delicioso” (“Discover deliciousness”)
- Starts dating Italian movie producer Valerio Morabito

2010:
- Signs with Elite Models


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