Mexican

Elsa Benitez

Mexican
Born December 8 1977
in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Hair
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Height
Bust
Waist
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Brown
Brown
US/EU/UK
5'10" / 178cm
34 / 86.5
24 / 61
34 / 86.5
4 / 34
8 / 40 / 5
"“I really enjoy doing the [fashion] shows because they're so emotionally demanding!”"
Elsa in AskMen.com

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Confirmed

Australia: 'Elle' - September 1997; 'Marie Claire' - December 1999; 'Vogue' - February 2000
France: 'Cosmopolitan' - November 2001
Germany: 'Elle' - July 1997; 'Marie Claire' - February 1998; 'Marie Claire' - November 1998; 'Vogue' - August 1998
Greece: 'Vogue' - April 2000
Italy: 'Vogue' - April 1996; 'D' - June 11 1996; 'Vogue' - August 1996; 'Vogue' - September 1996; 'Vogue' (Supplement) - September 1996; 'D' - July 01 1997; 'D' - August 05 1997; 'Elle' - August 1997; 'D' - February 17 1998; 'Vogue' - February 1998; 'D' - May 26 1998; 'D' - June 30 1998; 'Elle' - October 1999
Korea: 'Vogue' - May 1997
Mexico: 'Veintitantos' - June 1995; 'Veintitantos' - February 1996; 'Marie Claire' - May 1998; 'Marie Claire' - December 1999; 'Top Model' - June 2000; 'Harper's Bazaar' - August 2000; 'Glamour' - June 2001; 'Cosmopolitan' - January 2002; 'Cosmopolitan' - August 2002; 'Harper's Bazaar' - June 2002; 'Look' - September 2002; 'Caras' - June 2003; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2003; 'Vogue' - October 2003; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2004; 'Glamour' - June 2004; 'Vanidades' - June 21 2005; 'Harper's Bazaar' - March 2007; 'Actual' - March 2008; 'Elle' - August 2009; 'Gatopardo' - October 2009; 'Sky View' - December 2009; 'GQ' - April 2010; 'InStyle' - September 2011
Spain: 'Woman' - April 1999
Sweden: 'Elle' - October 1997
UK: 'Vogue' - April 1997; 'Harpers & Queen' - March 2000; 'Red' - April; 'Red' - August 2000; 'Shape' - November 2000; 'Red' - May 2002; 'Red' - July 2003; 'Conde Nast Traveller' - June 2001
US: 'Cosmopolitan' - May 1997; 'Mademoiselle' - September 1997; 'Marie Claire' - February 1997; 'Marie Claire' - June 1997; 'Marie Claire' - August 1997; 'Marie Claire' - December 1997; 'George' - September 1998; 'Marie Claire' - July 1998; 'Self' - February, July 2000; 'Shape' - October 2000; 'Sports Illustrated Swisuit Edition' - 2001; 'Self' - March 2001; 'Shape' - January 2002; 'Latina' - March 2002; 'Shape' - April 2004; 'Fitness' - June 2004; 'Sports Illustrated Swisuit Edition' - 2006; 'Shop Etc.' - February 2006

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20111

June V Magazine Spain

Fashion Shows

Confirmed

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Anna Sui, Bill Blass, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Ellen Tracy, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, John Galliano, Krizia, Lanvin, Laurel, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Sportmax, Versus}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Gianni Versace}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1998 {Carolina Herrera, Chloé, Christian Dior, Ellen Tracy, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1998 {Christan Lacroix}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1998 {Carolila Herrera, Christian Lacroix, Ellen Tracy, Oscar de la Renta}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1999 {Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1999 {Balmain}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1999 {Oscar de la Renta}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1999 {Balmain}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2000 {Oscar de la Renta}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Christian Dior}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2001 {Escada}
Victoria's Secret {1997, 1999}

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TRIVIA

- Elsa had previously modeled in Mexico and had won a modeling contest held in Costa Rica but was 'discovered' at the age of 19, after her agency sent some photos to photographer Steven Meisel, who asked her to go to New York. She worked with him for an Italian Vogue cover and story and her career took off from there.
- She appeared in the 1999 Pirelli Calendar.
- She appeared in the music video 'Love To See You Cry' (2002) by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias.
- She appeared in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions.
- She hosted the first three cycles of Mexico's Next Top Model (2009-2012).

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