Name: Valeria Mazza
February 17th, 1972
Place of Birth: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Valeria Mazza was born on February 17th, 1972,
in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Her father, Raul and mother Monica had a close
friend that helped Valeria get her first job as a model, in an amateur fashion
Valeria began modeling in Buenos Aires after finishing
her high school. She was studying Occupational Therapy when the pull from the
world of modeling brought her to the capitals of fashion. Valeria has a natural
yearning to help those less fortunate, and did everything she could in her spare
time to help others.
The 5'10", blue-eyed blonde knew
she made it in the big leagues when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's
swimsuit issue with Tyra Banks in 1996. Her hair was so blonde it became her trademark.
When she dyed her dark hair before several shows, she claims, "no one recognized
me". Valeria says she lost forty per cent of her fans, who just didn't recognize
Already she has appeared on the cover of US Glamour,
US and French Cosmopolitan, Elle Argentina, as well as many other Latin American
publications. At 22, she has already graced runways in Paris, Milan and New York.
living between Paris and New York, Valeria tries to see her family and friends
back in Argentina as often as her busy schedule allows. For now, Valeria wants
to continue modeling, but dreams of raising a large family some day.