From Weather Girl to MTV to Revlon Model to Actress, Daisy Fuentes is now a household name with viewers around the world. Born in Havana and was raised in Madrid until her parents emigrated to New Jersey, Fuentes is fluent in both Spanish and English. Currently hosting her second season of "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC, Fuentes is passionate about backgammon, cooking and keeping quiet on her personal life.
In 1986, while studying communications and journalism at Bergen Community College, Daisy began her television career as a news reporter and anchor for the evening news on WXTV channel 41 at age 19, Univision's New York affiliate. In January 1988, Daisy assumed a position with WNJU channel 47, Telemundo's New York affiliate, before MTV spotted her to host "MTV Internacional." Fuentes was the host of "MTV Internacional," MTV's weekly syndicated Spanish-language video program, for the six years it aired. While at MTV, Fuentes also held a recurring role one the ABC daytime drama, "Loving". Her additional television credits include appearances on "Dream On," "Cybill" and most recently, "The Larry Sanders Show."
From 1994-95, while a member of CNBC's "Talk All-Stars," Daisy shared the limelight with such famed television interviewers as Phil Donahue, Dick Cavett and Geraldo Rivera as host of her own talk show. Cindy Crawford, Harry Connick, Jr., Patti LaBelle and Jon Stewart were among her eclectic guests.
Recently, Daisy completed a featured role in the offbeat thriller, "Curdled"; finished production on an exercise video and was showcased in both a 1996 and 1997 16-month calendar layout with Landmark Calendars. Daisy has appeared on multiple covers of the Spanish language version of Cosmopolitan, Vandidades, and Harper's Bazaar. She has also had covers for Eres, Shape, Fitness and Latina. Like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Halle Berry, she holds a worldwide multi-year contract to represent Revlon's cosmetic lines. Daisy also holds endorsements with Pantene, M&Ms and American Express.
In 1997 and 98, Daisy hosted "The ALMA Awards" with Jimmy Smits and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '98" with her "America's Funniest Home Videos" co-host, John Fugelsang. She also co-hosted "The 1998 World Music Awards." She has hosted Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and the Miss Universe pageants.
With all of her accomplishments and skills, Daisy still claims she doesn't stress about her career. Being "Happy in the Heart" is all that really matters according to her. But who keeps her heart happy? Daisy won't say: she's been married once and romantically linked to Luis Miguel, but when asked about them, she says a consistent, "No Comment." However she is very close with her family and her dog named Noodles.