DOB: August 12, 1974
Place of Birth: Colombia
Tatiana de los Rios is a Colombian native, and also a Leo
Is there a Colombian revolution about to happen? Well, perhaps, but how about a Colombian 'celebrity' revolution?
Shakira has helped put the South American country on the pop-culture map, and Tatiana, a relative newcomer, looks like shaking things up even further...
Tatiana de los Rios is a Colombian native, and also a Leo. In the mid-90s, most people outside of South America probably wouldn't have heard of her, but, like so many top models today, she had a her first 15 minutes and it was the perfect big break.
In 1998 she managed to score a contract for a photo spread and appear on the cover of Shock magazine, which is basically a men's magazine in the vein of Ralph and FHM.
Furthermore, the edition of Shock magazine she appeared in just happened to be an anniversary edition - subsequently selling out after just one week.
After this one magazine stint, her face was much more recognisable and the offers came flooding in from other men's magazines to do shoots.
Even Sony Music signed her on for some publicity shots, such was her mainstream debut.
Following her Sony Music contract, she started doing self-promotional tours, and her popularity boomed.
In fact, she was even voted as Colombia's Personality of the Year, alongside the country's president.
Now there's a way to spruce up politics and no mistake!
She released her own calendar and started getting more and more cat-walks for various fashion labels in the late 90s.
She was also voted as Aló's (another magazine) most popular woman for two year running (1999-2000).
Tatiana then scored contracts with the likes of BP, Costeña Beer, Trident and Johnson & Johnson, soon becoming a house-hold name in Colombia.
Today, Tatiana is steadily breaking into the mainstream markets of North America and Europe, and all signs point to a successful career. Many are even saying she has a Heidi Klum-ish look, which is quite the plaudit.
Perhaps she'll be the next Ambrosio or Bündchen, and her efforts thus far have already created a big interest in the country of Colombia - which something to be proud of.
And who knows, maybe even a singing career is on the cards? Move over Jay-Lo, de los Rios is in town.
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