Elsa Benítez is a Mexican model and television host, best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including her appearance on the cover in 2001. In addition to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Benítez has appeared on several magazine covers including Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. She also paraded on runways and/or campaigns for Chanel, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Versace, Fendi, MaxMara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Gianfranco Ferre, Chloé, Escada, Emanuel Ungaro, Massimo Dutti and in the U.S. for Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, and CoverGirl. She has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret. From 2009 to 2012, Benítez hosted Mexico’s Next Top Model. She is represented by the agencies Front Management (Miami) and Modelink (Stockholm). Born Elsa Benítez Yáñez on December 8, 1977 in Hermosillo, Mexico, she began to parade after winning a modeling contest in Costa Rica in 1995. She married former basketball player Rony Seikal in 1999, and the couple had a daughter named Mila Seikaly in 2003 before getting divorced in 2005. She later had a romantic relationship with Mexican businessman Roberto Slim, and producer, Valerio Morabito.
Elsa Benítez Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 8 December 1977
Birth Place: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Residence: Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Name: Elsa Benítez Yáñez
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Model, Television presenter
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Elsa Benítez Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
Height in Meters: 1.78 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 34-23.5-34.5 in (82-60-90 cm)
Breast Size: 34 inches (83 cm)
Waist Size: 23.5 inches (60 cm)
Hips Size: 34.5 inches (90 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
Feet/Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Elsa Benítez Family Details:
Spouse/Husband: Rony Seikaly (m. 1999–2005)
Children: Mila Seikaly (Daughter) (b.2003)
Elsa Benítez Education:
Elsa Benítez Facts:
*She was born on December 8, 1977 in Hermosillo, Mexico.
*She won a modeling contest in 1995 in Costa Rica.
*She is the only model that has marched in Latin Couture during her stay in Paris.
*She appeared in the 1999 Pirelli calendar.
*In 2002, Benítez was featured on the music video for “Love to See You Cry” by Enrique Iglesias.
*In 2002, she was ranked #24 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World”.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.