Elsa Benitez (born on December 8, 1977) is a Mexican supermodel,
born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Elsa Benitez got her modeling start after winning a model search
in Costa Rica in 1995. With Linda Evangelista as one of her childhood
idols, Elsa Benitez decided to follow her dream modelling. Modelling
opportunities opened up for Elsa Benitez soon after, first in Mexico,
where she started out her career, and then in the United States
In 1996, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Italy three times;
April, August and September. After signing with Elite Model Management,
she then managed to appear on the covers of many fashion magazines,
including Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Harper's Bazaar, and
The Mexican beauty has also done advertising campaign work for
Dolce & Gabbana, Macy's, Episode, I-N-C, J.Crew, Oscar de la
Renta, Rena Lange, Nine West, Valentino, and Jones New York. Elsa Benitez
also has modelled for Victoria's Secret. Elsa Benitez appeared in the
1999 Pirelli Calendar that featured "Women Through the Decades".
She was photographed as a representative of the "groovy '70s".
Elsa Benitez was also selected to be on the cover of the 2001 Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She plans to enter the film industry
and as such has taken acting lessons. She hopes to work in both
Spanish and English language films. She is currently married to
former NBA player Rony Seikaly.
She also appeared in Enrique Iglesias' music video "Love To
See You Cry" (2002).
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Brown
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Measurements: 36-24-35 (US); 91-61-89 (EU)
Dress Size: 8 (US); 38 (EU)
Shoe Size: 7 (US); 39 (EU)
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