Valeria Raquel Mazza is an Argentine fashion supermodel born on February 17, 1972 in Rosario, Santa Fe. She was discovered by hairstylist Roberto Giordano when she was 16. Valeria Mazza appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover with Tyra Banks, and presented the San Remo Music Festival in Italy in 1996. She also appeared on the covers of Glamour, ELLE, and Vogue. Valeria Mazza got married to businessman Alejandro Gravier on 9th May 1998 and has three children.
Valeria Mazza's first advertising campaign was for the Caro Cuore, Ragazza line and she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan in 1992, her first magazine cover. Some of her other work includes Gianni Versace in Milan, Italy, in 1992. She appeared in a European hosiery commercial with Antonio Banderas and can be seen in Pepsi's Generation Next spots.
"When I'm not in Argentina, I always want to be. I miss everything about it -- my people, my home, my food." A model that misses food?! We have to love that! For now, Valeria Mazza wants to continue modeling, but dreams of raising a large family some day.