Águeda López is a famous Spanish model, who rose her fame even more with her marriage to Luis Fonsi, the Puerto Rican singer, who rocked the whole world with his hit music track “Despacito” in 2017.
- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life, husband Luis Fonsi
- 5 Charity
- 6 Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- 7 Appearance
- 8 Net worth and salary
Early life and family
Águeda López was born on 21 August 1981, in Cordoba Spain, so her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds Spanish nationality. Agueda has shared few details about her family, but it’s known that she took dancing classes from when she was four years old. However, when she turned 13, she focused on other spheres of her life and education, and dropped these classes.
After her matriculation in 1999, Agueda moved to Madrid to study journalism. However, she couldn’t graduate from her college, as she dropped out from studying to pursue her modelling career.
As of 2020, Agueda is taking accounting classes to handle the budget of her own clothing brand for children – “Mikaboo” – as she wants to manage her business working from home, designing the clothes herself at the same time.
Agueda reached her first success in 2000, when she won the Miss Toledo pageant, being crowned queen of the contest when she had just turned 19. In 2000 she became a finalist in another beauty pageant, Miss Spain, so from that moment Agueda became pretty serious about building a modelling career, so left college and signed her first contract with a local Spanish model agency.
In 2009 she signed another contract with the Miami Caroline Gleason model agency, as she moved to Miami to find more job offers, and to develop her career worldwide.
Since her moving to the US, she’s made several appearances on TV. In 2013 she appeared in an episode of the morning talk show “Despierta America”, aired on Univision channel, and even hosted several segments of the program, including the one entitled “Mom to the Rescue”. In that program Agueda shared useful tips with other mothers that helped her a lot when she started to dive deeper in her conscious motherhood.
In 2014 Agueda co-hosted the Show Business Extra, aired on VME Network, joining another model, actress and TV-presenter Gaby Acuña, who came from Venezuela. The same year Agueda continued conquering the world of television, broadcasting her own show “Vital”, aired on Mundo Fox for several months.
At the end of 2014 she also made an appearance on the show “Nuestra Belleza Latina”, and gave some useful tips to starting models, who participated in the reality show contest. Her fellow-model and another beauty queen, Denise Quiñone, invited Agueda to help the participants of the show during the photo shoot.
Further modelling career development
Since 2017 Agueda has received more offers to appear on the catwalks of various fashion designers. She’s worked with Julian MacDonald and Johana Hernandez, and is also a permanent modelling representative of the fashion designer Juana Martín. She’s been featured in multiple magazines and other publications, such as “Image”, “Sun Post”, “Blush”, “Magacin”, etc.
She’s also modeled for the covers of several issues of “Vogue”, adding to her successful appearances on the pages of “International Connections”, “BuenHogary” and Hello! Puerto Rico”. She is also famous for her fruitful co-operation with Versace and Fuera de Serie in 2019. On 5 February 2020 Agueda graced the cover of the latest issue of the Mirame Siempre, becoming even more famous for her work in this respected magazine.
Having a very successful and popular Instagram profile, Agueda uses this opportunity to promote her own portfolio and to secure commercial contracts, including with Urban Decay Cosmetics to advertise their new make-up palette “Naked Cherry”. She is also an official ambassador of the brand of hair products, Kerastase.
Agueda shared that one of the main benefits she gets from being a model is an opportunity to travel around the globe.
Mikaboo, the clothing line for kids
In 2013 Agueda launched her own clothing line of children’s clothes entitled “Mikaboo”, the name inspired by Agueda’s elder daughter, Mikaela. The line offers fancy dresses for girls and smart suits for young gentlemen. The brand’s main store is located in Miami, where Agueda now resides with her family of two kids and her husband.
Personal life, husband Luis Fonsi
Agueda married the popular Puerto Rican singer, Luis Fonsi, on 10 September 2014, having already lived together for more than four years, with Agueda giving birth to their first daughter, Mikaela, on 20 December 2011. The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Rocco, on the very same date but in 2016.
Agueda enjoys her motherhood, embracing all the difficulties and challenges of being a working mom. In her interview to Hoy in 2017 she shared her thoughts on parenting, saying: “As a mother, you are always worrying on doing things better, like avoiding a fight with your child and you want to help them have a better development. In the segment we talk about useful and educational subjects’.
In 2017 the family of Luis Fonsi had to defend themselves from his ex-wife, Adamari López, who accused him of leaving her during her cancer treatment period, and also claimed Luis was cheating on her with Agueda. However, the case was dismissed, as Luis had already officially separated from Adamari when he started dating Agueda.
Aislamiento en mar abierto🛥 🌊 pic.twitter.com/UdhDNYKDUP
— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) March 18, 2020
Who is Luis Fonsi?
Luis Fonsi was born on 15 April 1978, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the eldest child of Delia López-Cepero and Alfonso Rodríguez. His brother Jean Rodríguez is also a singer, and his sister Tatiana Rodríguez is a talented artist. Being inspired by such famous music bands as Menudo and San Juan Children’s Choir, Luis knew from his childhood he was going to be a performer. He enrolled at Florida State University in 1995 to study music, and sang in the college’s choir – “Florida State University Singers” – and had a chance to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. However, he eventually dropped out from college to pursue his music career, and recorded his first studio album “Comenzaré” in 1998. He has since released nine more albums, including such successful ones as “Fight the Feeling” (2002), “Paso a Paso” (2005) and “Palabras del Silencio” (2008).
His world famous hit “Despacito”, released in January 2017, exploded the internet, TV music channels and radio stations, as the song was sung all around the world. The official music video has more than 6.6 billion views on YouTube as of February 2020, and counting! In 2019 Luis released his latest studio album “Vida”, which not only included the original version of the song “Despacito”, featuring Daddy Yankee, but also had the English cover of the song, featuring Justin Bieber performing the English lines.
Luis Fonsi’s previous relationship and the controversial book “Viviendo” by his ex-wife, Adamari
Agueda had to deal with rumors and gossip about Luis’ previous relationship, and did quite well, but when his ex-wife Adamari Lopez published her memoirs in a tell-all book entitled “Vivendo” in 2013, the challenge had just begun. Agueda had to defend her and her husband’s reputation, proving in the court that the private details Adamari described in her book were exaggerated or simply made up.
Luis married Adamari Lopez in 2006 after a long cancer treatment she had to undergo after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, canceling a lot of his shows and a tour to get back home and be with Adamari;bBy the end of 2006 she was in remission. On 8 November 2009 Luis and Adamari announced their separation, and the divorce was finalised on 8 November 2010. Right after the divorce, Luis officially started dating Agueda.
Agueda takes active participation in multiple charity events, and works with various charity foundations. She joined her husband and helps St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which does a lot of research on children’s cancer. She’s also donated to the victims of Hurricane Maria, which damaged massive areas of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. For the contributions Agueda and Luis made, they were both honored with the Global Gift Philanthropy Award.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- One of Agueda’s favorite sports is yoga – she does a lot of it.
- She also likes working out in the gym, weight lifting and doing cardio.
- She often shares photos of her doing yoga, and her children spending time around her, witnessing her sports sessions.
- Among her other favorite sports there are scuba diving and other water sports, ice-skating and skiing.
- One of her favorite books is “Warrior of the Light: A Manual” by Paulo Coelho.
- Her favorite cities and travelling destinations are Madrid and Miami – whenever she is out of the city she now resides in, she misses it much.
- One of her favorite TV series is “Game of Thrones”.
- She enjoys Spanish and French cuisines, particularly on a calm evening with a glass of champagne.
- If Agueda was not a model, she would be happy to become a lawyer.
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Agueda has long light-brown hair which is half-blonde from the middle of her ears-line. She has blue eyes. Agueda is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs); her vital statistics are not available at the moment.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Agueda’s net worth is reported to be around $1 million – she earns up to $2,340 per sponsored post on her Instagram account, which has over 470,000 subscribers.
As to her husband, his net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. He benefits a lot from his live shows, world tours and album sales, while his Instagram account with over nine million subscribers is also a stable income source, as he can earn up to $30,300 per sponsored post on his social media account.