Jessica is an American model and actress, known for winning the first-ever “Model Latina” show in 2008, and for being the partner of musician Bruno Mars.
Jessica Caban Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jessica Caban was born on 13 June 1982, in New York City, USA, of Puerto Rican ancestry, and grew up in Spanish Harlem. She hasn’t shared details about her parents, including their names and vocations, but has said that she has an older brother, though his name isn’t available to the public.
Her educational background is a mystery, but it’s believed that she finished a local high school in Manhattan, after which she began pursuing her modeling career.
As a young girl, she wanted to become a lawyer, but her interests changed as she got older, and she was inspired by Rita Moreno.
Career Beginnings and Instant Success
Jessica launched her modeling career when 20 years old, signing-up for Jennifer Lopez’ new fashion line campaign. After a competition, she ended as a runner-up, but featuring in this competition opened many doors for young Jessica.
She was spotted by a number of talent scouts and fashion agents, which soon resulted in professional work. For instance, she appeared in the music video for the hit song “Holla” performed by Proyecto Uno, which led to a number of TV commercials and magazine photo sessions.
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In 2008, Jessica rose to international acclaim by competing in the reality competition show “Model Latina”. The show aired on Sí TV, and Jessica competed with several other aspiring young Latina models for the crown.
Her previous experience and success helped her during the competition, and after a few weeks of contestants showing their modeling skills, cultural knowledge, and other assets, Jessica was named the first-ever Model Latina winner.
By winning the contest, she automatically received a $10,000 contract with Q Management, and did a photo shoot with the Latina magazine. This led to further spreads in numerous magazines in the US and around the world as well. She returned to the show in 2011 as a guest judge.
Additional to being a model, Jessica is a fashion designer, having created and designed the J. Marie Swim brand, a swimwear line launched in 2016. However, the line existed only until 2020, during which time she released several pieces and campaigns.
Jessica has aspired to become an actress ever since watching Rita Moreno in classic films. She finally made her acting debut in 2010 as Thea Gala Larson, the lead role in the award-winning romantic drama film “Are You For Great Sex?”, written and directed by Cynthia Hsiung, and co-starring Walter Vincent and Taso Mikroulis. The film tells the story of a sexual relationship between two New Yorkers, and asks the question of whether there is something deeper in their relationship, and in the very act of sex – Jessica won Best Acting Performance Award at the Boston International Film Festival and Festival Award in the category for Best Actress at Hoboken International Film Festival.
Since then, Jessica managed only to secure the role of Sonia in five episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV comedy series “Jane the Virgin” from 2016 to 2018.
According to sources, Jessica Caban’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of early 2023.
Is Jessica Caban Bruno Mars’s Wife?
Jessica’s and Bruno’s first meeting was a chance encounter; he spotted her in a restaurant in New York’s Hotel on Rivington.
The two began dating shortly after they first met, although in the first year, their relationship was a long-distance one. They survived this, and in 2012 she moved in with Bruno at his Los Angeles home. They have a Rottweiler named Geronimo.
Over the years, Jessica and Bruno have been successfully avoiding the public spotlight, and rarely talk about their romance. However, it’s known that she had inspired several of his hit songs, including “When I Was Your Man”.
Although the two live together and have been a couple for more than a decade, they still haven’t married, and they don’t have children.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Jessica Caban has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), weighs approximately 115lbs (53kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-24-34, bra size 32C.
Jessica Caban’s Partner, Bruno Mars, Short Bio
Born Peter Gene Hernandez on 8 October 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he’s the son of Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot. Of Jewish, Puerto Rican, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Filipino ancestry, he got his nickname Bruno from his father, as he resembled professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.
One of six children, he comes from a musically inclined family, and grew up listening to various genres of music.
His family had a band, The Love Notes, with whom he often performed when younger, as his parents divorced when he was only 12 years old, thus ending the band.
Nevertheless, Bruno remained in music and developed his skills both as a singer and musician. His demo tape was played by his sister to Mike Lynn, then head of A&R at Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment record label, and Bruno was soon contacted by Lynn himself.
He moved to Los Angeles at 17 years old, but had trouble kick-starting his career, as the deal with several label houses fell through.
Nevertheless, after a few collaborations as a songwriter, he began working on his own music, and in 2010 he released his debut studio album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” through Elektra and Atlantic Records. The album became an instant hit, topping the charts in the UK and several other countries, spawning such hits as ‘Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, and “The Lazy Song”.
Since then, Bruno Mars has enjoyed international acclaim, releasing his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart “Unorthodox Jukebox” (2012), and “24K Magic” (2016). Some of his most popular songs include “When I Was Your Man”, “Treasure”, “24K Magic”, “That’s What I Like”, among many others.
He has recently teamed up with rapper Anderson Paak to start the duo Silk Sonic and they’ve released one studio album, “An Evening with Silk Sonic” in 2021.
According to reports, Bruno Mars’s net worth is estimated at $175 million, as of early 2023.