Daisy Fuentes

TV host, Veejay, Model
Daisy Fuentes made TV history in the late 1980s as the first person to do double duty as a veejay on both MTV and its Spanish-language sister network MTV Latino. The tall, attractive TV personality was born in Cuba and ... Read more »
Born: 11/16/1966 in Cuba

Filmography

Actor (65)

House of Style 1989 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

!Viva Hollywood! 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Funniest Home Videos 1997 - 1998, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Most Talented Kids 1997 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1996 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1996 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dog Whisperer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ultimate Style 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Half & Half 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2004 Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2003 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2003 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch Hawaii 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Style: 10th Anniversary Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 World Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild on Key West 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild on South Beach 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Will You Marry Me? IV 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Latino Laugh Festival 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

You Gotta See This! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Curdled 1996 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Ghostwriter 1992 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Cable Crossings: The Early Months 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox All Star Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Miss USA Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Miss Universe Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The VIDA Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cool People/Hot Places 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Daisy Fuentes 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Back America II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Agenda (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

Shutterspeed (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Daisy Fuentes made TV history in the late 1980s as the first person to do double duty as a veejay on both MTV and its Spanish-language sister network MTV Latino. The tall, attractive TV personality was born in Cuba and spent part of her formative years in Spain before her family arrived in the USA and settled in New Jersey in the early 1970s. A neighbor employed in fashion asked a 16-year-old Fuentes to serve as a substitute for a sick model at a photo shoot, launching a career as a print model. While still a college student and not yet out of teens, she landed a gig as a weather girl at Manhattan's Univision affiliate (WXTV Channel 41). Switching to rival Telemundo, she graduated to news reader. Hired in 1988 as the host of "MYV Internacional", a one-hour Spanish-language music show aired in Latin America and the USA, Fuentes moved to MTV, where she achieved name recognition as one of that network's more popular hosts and soon was courted by companies to be a spokesmodel. Signing with Revlon, Fuentes began a lucrative career in commercials (with spin-offs like calendars). She established credentials as a creditable interviewer as host of an eponymous talk show on cable's CNBC from 1994 to 1995 before being tapped to serve as co-host of TV beauty pageants. When ABC decided to revamp its long-running clip show, "America's Funniest Home Videos" in 1997, the network paired the beauty with New York comic John Fugelsang. (The duo had established an onscreen chemistry when they contributed to the network's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '98"). In addition, Fuentes has undertaken occasional acting assignments ranging from 1996's black comedy "Curdled" to playing herself on "Clueless" and "The Larry Sanders Show".

Relationships

Maria Fuentes

Mother

Timothy Adams

Husband
high school sweetheart divorced later acted on the NBC soap opera "Sunset Beach"

Amado Fuentes

Father

Rosana Fuentes

Sister
born c. 1972 lives in Miami

Matt Goss

Companion
dating in 2001 engaged as of March 2003

Luis Miguel

Companion
born c. 1971 in Mexico met in 1991 dated from c. 1995 to c. 1998

EDUCATION

Bergen Community College

Paramus , New Jersey

Milestones

1997

Hosted MTV's "House of Style"

1996

Feature film acting debut in "Curdled"

1994

Hosted eponymous talk show on CNBC

1993

Became first veejay to appear on both Spanish-language MTV Latino and MTV

1989

Hired by MTV as a veejay

1986

While still an undergraduate worked as a weathergirl at NYC's Spanish-language station WXTV Channel 41

1982

At age 16, began modeling when a neighbor asked if she would fill in for a sick model at a fashion show

1973

Family immigrated to USA; settled in New Jersey (date approximate)

1968

At age three, moved with family from Havana, Cuba to Spain

With comedian John Fugelsang, served as co-host of ABC's "America's Funniest Videos"

Became the weathergirl at Telemundo's NYC affiliate WNJU Channel 47

Promoted to news reader and then news anchor at WNJU

MTV VJ

Selected to host "MTV Internacional"

Bonus Trivia

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"That's my passion--television." --Daisy Fuentes quoted in TV GUIDE, March 14, 1998

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