“A lot of men out there don't want a girl who's all skinny; they want a voluptuous woman. My curves -- particularly my butt -- are what I get complimented on the most.” Vida Guerra.
Cuban model and occasional actress Vida Guerra got her first break when her photo-shoot appeared in 2002 issue of FHM Magazine. The brunette stunner from Havana, Cuba, who is well known for her large rear, has won FHM’s “Rear of the Year” award twice, as well as being one of FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" and "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006." She also has modeled for many other men's magazines, including Playboy in its July 2006 edition.
As an actress, Vida has appeared in the straight-to-video released films Fake Preacher (2005) and Dorm Daze 2 (2006). The sexy pin-up is also scheduled to release her debut album sometime in 2007 under In Ya Face Records. The confirmed tracks are "You Got Me" and "Cut It Up" (featuring Paul Wall).
On a more personal note, the 5' 3" tall brown-eyed/haired with 34C-25-37 measurements was romantically linked to New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey. Recently, she has challenged rapper The Game to a televised lie-detector test to prove he's making up stories about a romance with her.
“My thing is like their confidence -- it’s like their swagger -- how they walk, how they talk, kind of like their confidence. But guys can be too confident sometimes -- like if a guy is too cocky, then that’s a turn off.” Vida Guerra (on what makes a guy sexy).
Childhood and Family:
“That's the bad thing about Pisces, we can never make up our mind.” Vida Guerra.
Born in Havana, Cuba on March 19, 1980, Vida Guerra moved with her family to New Jersey when she was 6 years old. She fluently speaks Spanish and has a dog named Cocoa.
“I go to the gym three to four times a week, try to eat healthy when I can and drink a lot of water. It really sucks to exercise but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.” Vida Guerra.
“I used to get teased all the time in grade school because I was this really skinny girl, but my butt was huge. I would always be in the principal's office because someone had grabbed my butt and made me cry.” Vida Guerra.
Cuba-born, Jersey-raised Vida Guerra began dancing and modeling at age 18 in a local fashion show in her hometown of Perth Amboy. She was first seen on television in a Big Pun video called “New York to New Orleans,” in which she sat next to the now-deceased hip-hop star and grooved to the beat throughout the song. She subsequently did a normal life and worked as a loans officer.
Encouraged by her friends, Vida posted a sexy photo of herself to FHM who was in search of “everyday” girls for a lingerie pictorial. In December 2002, her pictures were published and received tremendous responses from readers all around the globe. Considering the high demand from the fans, FHM contacted Vida and asked her to do more shots and gave her a cover.
Vida’s pictures hit the newsstands in March and May 2003 and eventually won FHM’s “Rear of the Year” award in the end of the year. Meanwhile, Vida danced in P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee's “Shake Ya Tailfeather” (from the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack) music video, a popular rap hit in the summer of 2003, and then in rapper Cassidy's single “Get No Better” and Frankie J’s single “Obsession.” She also has posed for the album cover of the St. Louis rap group Naturally Smooth.
Next, Vida guest starred on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central and was invited to appear on ESPN2's morning sports talk show “Cold Pizza.” She even appeared as a muse in Todd M. Jones' 23-minute comedy film Writer's Block (2003).
The following year, Vida signed to a new management company, F/C Management and went to make calendar for soldiers posted in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as one for FHM. And after being crowned FHM's “Model of the Year” in 2004, Vida has graced the front cover and the pages of such magazines as DUB Magazine, Smooth, Escape, and Open Your Eyes (Abre Tus Ojos). She also has appeared in Burger King's Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch commercial and provided her voice to the video game “Scarface: The World Is Yours.”
She also began acting, in two straight-to-video released films: writer-director Juney Smith's comedy action movie Fake Preacher (2005) and the Hillenbrand brothers' teen comedy Dorm Daze 2 (2006), in which she co-starred as a conservative virgin. Additionally, she has made several appearances on a number of Spanish-language TV programs like “El Gordo y La Flaca” (a.k.a. The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman).
“The difference is when you’re playing in a movie, you’re kind of a different character -- you’re like playing that character so, in Dorm Daze 2, my character was Violet and she was a conservative virgin, and I’m not conservative nor am I a virgin, so you kind of just have to get into the different character, and, um, the modeling is just, you basically just, you know, pose for the camera and it’s just something that comes within you cause it’s part of your character.” Vida Guerra (on the differences between modeling and acting).
Meanwhile, in April 2005, Vida’s camera phone was allegedly hacked, making loads of her private photos, including nude pictures as well as personal photos, spreading in the Internet. As a result, Vida, who was about to launch a music career, was dropped by her record label.
Recently, Vida was voted Number 26 in F.H.M's "Top 100 Sexiest Females" list and has won her second "Best Butt" Award. She has made her own calendar and has appeared on GoTV Networks’ “Primped,” where she helps three “average” women get “primped.”
More recently, in June 2006, Vida appeared in 10-page nude pictorial for the men’s magazine Playboy. She followed it up with appearance in the January/February 2007 issue of FHM.
“It was cool, I mean, at first... I was a little nervous at first, of course, but then, uh, you know, after the initial one shot, I was fine. I’m comfortable under my own skin. Since I was little I used to always get in front of the camera and, you know, growing up I was in dance class and my mom and dad were always taking pictures and stuff, so I mean, it just always came naturally for me.” Vida Guerra (on posing for Playboy).
Vida has branched out in music. In November 2006, the first single from her self-titled debut album, titled "You Got Me," was leaked onto the internet. It is believed that Paul Wall, Mike Jones, and a few other unconfirmed artists will be featured in her CD, on which Vida both sings and raps. On her DVD, Vida Guerra Exposed, it was announced that In Ya Face Records will release her debut album sometime in 2007. Besides "You Got Me," another confirmed track is "Cut It Up" (featuring Paul Wall).
“I could be a wild girl in bed but I’m sweet, I’m a good girl. Um, I like just hanging out with friends -- going to the movies, going bowling. I’m more of a homebody. I enjoy cooking when I have someone to cook for. You know, I definitely like watching movies or going to the movies, keeping it simple.” Vida Guerra.