Elsa Benitez Biography

Published On May 23, 2018
Facts of Elsa Benitez
Date of Birth: 1977 , April-10
Birth Nation: Mexico
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Elsa Benitez
Birth Name Elsa Benitez Yanez
Nationality Mexican
Birth Place/City Hermosillo, Sonora
Ethnicity White
Profession Model
Net Worth Unknown
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color white
Body Measurements 34-24-34 inches
Affair with Roberto Slim
Boyfriend Valerio Morabito
Married yes
Married to Rony Seikaly
Children Mila
Divorce Yes
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
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Elsa Benitez is a Mexican television presenter and model. She is popular for her appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was on the cover of the magazine in 2001.

Elsa Benitez was born as Elsa Benitez Yanez on April 10, 1977, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She was brought up by her parents in her hometown. There is no more information about her parents, siblings, and education. She holds Mexican nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Elsa Benitez began her career in modeling and won a contest in Costa Rica in 1995. Following this, she got chance to appear in one of the major fashion magazines Vogue Italia.

Later she was hired by an Elite modeling agency and featured on the cover of numerous magazines including Elle, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar. Benitez gained more popularity after she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2001.

Benitez also ramp walked for Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Fendi, Pierre Balmain, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferre. Likewise, she also walked for Chanel, John Galliano Spring 1998 fashion show, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, and CoverGirl.

Similarly, Benitez also presented Mexico's Next Top Model from 2009 to 2012. She has also worked for Victoria's Secret.

Besides her modeling career, she worked for the houses Macy's, Episode, INC, J.Crew, Rena Lange, Nine West and Jones New York.

Highlighting her personal life, Benitez married her boyfriend Rony Seikaly, a former basketball player in 1999. The couple was blessed with their first child with the born of a daughter named Mila in 2003. However, she divorced her husband in 2005.

Later, she was involved in a romantic relationship with Roberto Slim, a Mexican businessman. Since February 2007, Benitez is dating her new boyfriend Valerio Morabito, a producer. Currently, she lives in Santa Monica, California.

As a popular model, Benitez is also active on social networking sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. She has more than 10.3k followers on her Twitter account and over 6.2k followers on her Instagram account.

She stands at the height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) with the measurement of 34C-24-34. 

Benitez's primary source of income is her modeling career. She has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines from which she must have made a handsome amount of salary. However, her net worth has not updated yet.


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Born in Hermosillo, Sonora

April 10 , 1977

Elsa Benitez was born as Elsa Benitez Yanez to Mexican parents in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. 

Won modeling contest in Costa Rica


Elsa Benitez started her career in modeling and became the winner of modeling contest in Costa Rica. 

Featured in Pirelli calendar


As a model Benitez featured in the 1999 Pirelli calendar showing women through the decades. 

Married  Rony Seikaly


Benitez married her boyfriend Rony Seikaly, a former basketball player. The couple dated each other for a long time before getting married.  

Gave birth to Mila


Benitez gave birth to a baby girl named Mila, after living together for four years with her husband Rony. 

Divorced Rony


Benitez couldn't continue her married life with her husband Rony and divorced him after six years living together. 

Dating Valerio Morabito


After her breaking up with Roberto Slim, Benitez is dating her new boyfriend Valerio Morabito, a producer.