Estefanía Soto

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Estefanía Soto
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Born (1992-04-27) April 27, 1992 (age 30)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
CitizenshipPuerto Rico
Occupation
  • TV host
  • Model
  • Actress

Estefanía Natalia Soto Torres (born April 27th, 1992)[1] is a Puerto Rican TV host, model, and actress. Prior to being crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020 [2], Soto worked for several international organizations such as the Embassy of France, Washington D.C., the European Patent Office (The Hague), and Eurocities (Brussels).[3]

Career

Modelling & pageantry

Estefanía started her modeling career when she was 9 years old.[3] In 2019 she competed in the national Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, where she placed first runner-up, as Miss San Sebastián.[4] A year later, she was appointed the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020.[4] She represented Puerto Rico in the 69th Miss Universe 2020 competition and placed Top 10.[5] [6]

Television

Following her performance at Miss Universe, she became a producer and journalist for WAPA-TV's investigative journalism show Cuarto Poder.[7] [8] In October 2021 she made her TV hosting debut for WAPA-TV’s Miss Universe Puerto Rico final competition.[9]

Acting

Soto started taking acting classes in late 2021 and was casted for her first acting role in an American series in February 2022. In March 2022, she was accepted at the Baron Brown Acting Studio, a drama school in Santa Monica, California, where she is currently training in acting.[10]

Business

Estefanía is currently the Ambassador to the Women Economic Forum (Caribbean)[11] [12] [13] [14] and Volvo Cars (Puerto Rico)[15]. On March 28th, 2022, she was confirmed as the new Development Supervisor for the Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization.[16] [17] [18]

Early life

Soto was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico [1] to her mother Luz Torres [19] [20], an organic chemistry professor at the University of Puerto Rico, and Ariel Soto [21], a sales manager. Her brother Christan Soto was a professional basketball player [22] and currently works as an architect.[23][24] Her academic and professional career took her to live in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Mexico, The United States, and Puerto Rico.

Education

Before settling for the communications and entertainment industry, Estefanía graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages.[1] She speaks Spanish, English, French, and Dutch.[25] In 2017, she obtained an Erasmus Mundus interdisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies and cultural anthropology from the universities of KU Leuven (Belgium) and Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III (France).[26] [27] During her second year as a graduate student she moved to Mexico City where she developed her fieldwork around the trajectory of indigenous Triqui migrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.[1] Her master's thesis is titled Made in La Ciudadela: Community-building and placemaking practices among Indigenous Triqui Migrants in a Handcrafts Market in Mexico City. [1]

Work

Between 2017 and 2019 Estefanía worked at the Embassy of France, Washington, D.C., the European Patent Office (The Hague), and Eurocities (Brussels).[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Todo lo que debes saber de Estefanía Soto y su deseo de ser Miss Universe". May 16, 2021.
  2. "Estefanía Soto es la nueva Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020". El Nuevo Día. September 25, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Todo lo que debes saber de Estefanía Soto y su deseo de ser Miss Universe (comunidadinformativa.com)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Estefanía Soto Torres nueva Miss Universo Puerto Rico". www.efe.com.
  5. "Estefanía Soto entra al Top 10 de Miss Universo". Metro Puerto Rico.
  6. "LIST: Miss Universe 2020 top 10". SUNSTAR. May 17, 2021.
  7. "Jay Fonseca presenta Cuarto Poder por Wapa Televisión". August 25, 2021.
  8. Estefanía Soto se une a Jay Fonseca en su nuevo programa Cuarto poder | Escenario | elvocero.com
  9. "Estefanía Soto será la presentadora de la final de Miss Universe P. R. 2021". Metro Puerto Rico.
  10. "Estefanía Soto se entrena en la actuación con Modesto Lacén". Primera Hora. September 21, 2021.
  11. "Nuevas Personalidades se unen a WEF Caribe". June 24, 2021.
  12. "WEF Caribe 2021: la primera edición del foro económico de mujeres con sede en la región". Semana.com Últimas Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo. June 28, 2021.
  13. Atencio, Wendy (June 16, 2021). "WEF Caribe un evento gratuito que impulsa el liderazgo empresarial y social de mujeres en sus comunidades".
  14. "Estefania Soto Torres es la embajadora del Women Economic Forum" – via www.wapa.tv.
  15. VOCERO, Redacción >EL. "Estefanía Soto se convierte en la nueva embajadora de Volvo Car Puerto Rico". El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
  16. "Yizette Cifredo y Estefanía Soto lideran la nueva etapa de Miss Universe Puerto Rico". Metro Puerto Rico.
  17. "Yizette Cifredo: "Reconozco los zapatos donde me metí y el sombrero que me estoy poniendo"". El Nuevo Día. March 28, 2022.
  18. "Yizette Cifredo is now running the Miss Universe contest in Puerto Rico". March 28, 2022.
  19. "Miss Universe Puerto Rico dedica especial mensaje a su madre". www.missnews.com.br.
  20. "Mucho más que una reina". December 5, 2020.
  21. VOCERO, Mariam M. Echevarría Báez, EL. "Estefanía Soto, con el apoyo de un pueblo y su familia". El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
  22. "Christian Soto - 2008-09 - Men's Basketball". UC Riverside Athletics.
  23. "Christian Soto combina el baloncesto con la arquitectura". Primera Hora. July 20, 2015.
  24. VOCERO, Yomaris Rodríguez, EL. "Estefanía Soto parte a su cita ante el Universo". El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
  25. "Miss Puerto Rico: Estefanía Soto Torres". TELEMUNDO.com.
  26. Journal, Giovanna Garofalo, The Weekly. "Miss Universe Puerto Rico Ready to Serve as Ambassador for the Island". The Weekly Journal.
  27. "Estefania Soto Torres: The Beauty Queen is an Influential Academic". April 29, 2021.

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