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Jaslene Gonzalez is a reputed Latina fashion model based in the United States

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 29, 1986
NationalityAmerican
FamousHumanitarian, Fashion, Models
Known asJaslene
Universities
  • Notre Dame High School for Girls
Birth PlacePuerto Rico
ReligionCatholicism
Height173cm
GenderFemale
Net Worth$1 million
Sun SignGemini
Born inPuerto Rico
Famous asModel

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Who is Jaslene Gonzalez?

Although she’s still at the beginning of her career, Jaslene Gonzalez is best known for being an elite Latina fashion model in the United States. Jaslene shot to worldwide fame when her striking beauty won her a top prize on a reality television show, but she is most proud of her heritage, growing up in a large close-knit Puerto Rican family in Chicago. As a young girl, Jaslene would compete with her aunt in local beauty pageants, drawn to the world of fashion since an early age. Extremely close to her large family, weekends were a time for gatherings at her grandmother's house. Mentored by a local Latina fashion designer, Jaslene did some modeling jobs in high school but her career did not take off until after she appeared on national TV. As one of just a handful of Latina celebrities in America, Jaslene has worked tirelessly to promote her culture and heritage while traveling the world for her assignments. After nearly succumbing to domestic violence when she was teenager, Jaslene is proud to serve as an inspirational role model and advocate for survivors of relationship abuse. A beautiful young woman still in the prime of her life, Jaslene has a very bright future ahead of her in the world of fashion and modeling.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jaslene was born May 29, 1986 to a Puerto Rican father and a Latina mother and she has two younger brothers and one younger sister. Jaslene has a very large extended family, including an aunt that is only one week older than her whom she refers to her as her ‘twin’.

She grew up in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago and at age 12, she studied dance at her grandfather's dance studio, including salsa, hip hop and merengue.

She delayed her quinceañera until she was 16 so as not to compete with her aunt's party and over 200 friends and family attended Jaslene's Sweet 16/quinceañera party.

As a child, Jaslene's entire family would gather at her grandmother's house every Sunday. Jaslene performed for 'Viva La Gente', a dance troupe for children that her grandfather formed in Chicago.

Jaslene attended ‘Notre Dame High School for Girls’ in Chicago, where she described herself as a ‘weirdo’, and has had a passion for modeling since age 14.

Jaslene was a fan of the show 'America's Next Top Model' since the first season aired when she was 16 years old and she informed her mother that she would one day compete on the show.

In 2002 at age 16, Jaslene started working for Avant Garde Models, inspired and mentored by the Chicago fashion designer Michelle Gomez.

In 2003, when she was a senior in high school, Jaslene began dating her first serious boyfriend but in 2005 the relationship began to turn violent when her boyfriend threatened suicide and committed other forms of abuse against Jaslene when she tried to break up with him.

Career

Jaslene briefly worked as an online college admissions adviser before she began modeling full-time in 2006. In the same year, she was a contestant on 'America's Next Top Model' reality TV show but was eliminated before the final round.

In May 2007, Jaslene was crowned the winner of 'America's Next Top Model', becoming the first Latina to win the title.

In July 2007, she broke up with her long-time boyfriend, publicly revealing for the first time that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

Jaslene began her career as a supermodel, appearing on the covers of ‘Faces’, ‘EH!’, ‘Marie Claire’, ‘Seventeen’, ‘Latina’, ‘Elle’, ‘Vogue India’, ‘Scene’, ‘Time Out’, ‘Vanidades’, ‘Us Weekly’, ‘Hombre’, ‘New York Post’, ‘In Touch Weekly’, ‘Splendor’, and ‘JamRock’ magazines.

In 2008, Jaslene starred in the film 'Nothing Like The Holidays'.

In 2009, she starred in Magic Juan's video for the song 'Baby Come Back'. The same year, she was a contestant on season 6 of 'Project Runway'.

In 2010, Jaslene was a guest judge for the ‘Miss Malaysia World’ beauty pageant. Two years later in November she hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Jaslene continues to model on the catwalk for Ximena Valero, James de Colón, Ashley Paige, the Amaya swimwear line, Jose Duran, Indashio, Cesar Galindo, Farah Angsana, Custo Barcelona, Elda De La Rosa, Nora Del Busto, and Soledad Designs among other elite fashion brands.

She has done fashion shoots for ‘Celestino’ by Sergio Guadarrama, Cesar Galindo, CoverGirl, Garnier Nutrisse, 'Heart On My Sleeves' by Aubrey O'Day, Keds, Kett Cosmetics, Lot29, Marianne, Metrostyle, Pantene, Recession Denim, ShopBop and Southpole.

She has also done multiple stints as a television host and presenter for ‘CoverGirl TV’ and has appeared on several talk shows, including 'Live with Regis and Kelly'.

Major Works

Jaslene Gonzalez was named ‘America's Next Top Model’ in 2007, the first Latina to win the title.

Awards & Achievements

Jaslene was crowned the winner of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 8 on May 16, 2007. The same year, nominated for Female Reality/Variety TV Star at the ‘Teen Choice Awards’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Although Jaslene has dated other people since her first, abusive relationship, she is currently single.

As a celebrity Latina, Jaslene continues to serve as a role model for her community and an inspiration to young women who have suffered from domestic violence.

Jaslene works with the ‘National Domestic Violence Hotline’ to help increase awareness about teen dating and violence.

Trivia

This famous model has been nicknamed the ‘Cha Cha Diva’.

As a young girl, this famous model practiced posing in front of the mirror and kept collages of supermodels on the walls of her bedroom.

This famous personality believes that every day is another opportunity that God has given her to become a better person.

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Jaslene Gonzalez biography timelines

  • // 29th May 1986
    Jaslene was born May 29, 1986 to a Puerto Rican father and a Latina mother and she has two younger brothers and one younger sister. Jaslene has a very large extended family, including an aunt that is only one week older than her whom she refers to her as her ‘twin’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002 at age 16, Jaslene started working for Avant Garde Models, inspired and mentored by the Chicago fashion designer Michelle Gomez.
  • // 2003 To 2005
    In 2003, when she was a senior in high school, Jaslene began dating her first serious boyfriend but in 2005 the relationship began to turn violent when her boyfriend threatened suicide and committed other forms of abuse against Jaslene when she tried to break up with him.
  • // 2006
    Jaslene briefly worked as an online college admissions adviser before she began modeling full-time in 2006. In the same year, she was a contestant on 'America's Next Top Model' reality TV show but was eliminated before the final round.
  • // 2007
    Jaslene Gonzalez was named ‘America's Next Top Model’ in 2007, the first Latina to win the title.
  • // May 2007
    In May 2007, Jaslene was crowned the winner of 'America's Next Top Model', becoming the first Latina to win the title.
  • // 16th May 2007
    Jaslene was crowned the winner of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 8 on May 16, 2007. The same year, nominated for Female Reality/Variety TV Star at the ‘Teen Choice Awards’.
  • // Jul 2007
    In July 2007, she broke up with her long-time boyfriend, publicly revealing for the first time that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Jaslene starred in the film 'Nothing Like The Holidays'.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she starred in Magic Juan's video for the song 'Baby Come Back'. The same year, she was a contestant on season 6 of 'Project Runway'.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, Jaslene was a guest judge for the ‘Miss Malaysia World’ beauty pageant. Two years later in November she hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Jaslene Gonzalez's FAQ

  • What is Jaslene Gonzalez birthday?

    Jaslene Gonzalez was born at 1986-05-29

  • Where is Jaslene Gonzalez's birth place?

    Jaslene Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico

  • What is Jaslene Gonzalez nationalities?

    Jaslene Gonzalez's nationalities is American

  • What was Jaslene Gonzalez universities?

    Jaslene Gonzalez studied at Notre Dame High School for Girls

  • What is Jaslene Gonzalez's religion?

    Jaslene Gonzalez's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Jaslene Gonzalez?

    Jaslene Gonzalez's height is 173

  • What is Jaslene Gonzalez's sun sign?

    Jaslene Gonzalez is Gemini

  • How famous is Jaslene Gonzalez?

    Jaslene Gonzalez is famouse as Model