Venezuelan plus model Jennifer Barreto-Leyva challenges singer Romeo Santos

"Venezuelan plus model Jennifer Barreto-Leyva challenges singer Romeo Santos"

Jennifer Barreto-Leyva 1Venezuelan plus size top model, TV host, lawyer and journalist, Editor in Chief of Belleza XL Magazine, Miss Universe Plus 2007, currently the only Latina competing for the crown of Miss World Plus with the possibility to win a Guinness record Jennifer Barreto-Leyva challenges bachata singer Romeo Santos to a new professional goal.

`More than challenge him, I want to invite him and propose him to work together´ says Barreto-Leyva `Romeo always wanted to help Latino women to feel secure about their bodies telling them they are beautiful no matter what size they are and that exactly is the main goal and purpose of my job and life mission, what started my career 20 years ago´ continues Jennifer. `We are both history makers, giving a powerful and necessary message. Latino plus size women has been terribly portrayed in the media and psychologically abused by it. We need to reclaim her and give a good example. The impact of this duet would be sensational and brilliant!´ says the Venezuelan top model.

Jennifer has carrying along two decades of impeccable and strong career as pioneer, trade blazer and history maker, as ambassador of beauty in plus sizes on behalf of Latino women.


Will Romeo accept this interesting challenge?


About Jennifer Barreto-Leyva

Top model. Pioneer in the Hispanic plus size World. Born and raised in Venezuela, Lawyer and Journalist, specialized in Aspectism. Dedicated since 1997 to the tireless journey of showing that being plus size and not achieving the ideal measurements of 36-24-36 is not a requirement for being a beautiful and successful woman, pioneer in the World on behalf of Latinos in the real beauty movement. She writes several columns Worldwide with thousands of followers due to the kindness and passion she puts in her writing job.

Jen as her fans call her is the first Latina who participate and won so far in the Miss Universe Plus Size. Pioneer in the plus size modeling in Latinamerica. Jennifer dedicates her life to help people to embrace themselves and solve her issues with selfsteem, fashion, discrimination and weight in a professional way. Is the first Latina to be cover in Vogue (Curvy issue), Director and Editor in Chief of Revista Belleza XL the first Magazine in history of media dedicated to plus size people in Spanish she is also host of the plus size segment of TV show “Ellas y sus noches” in Puerto Rico. First Latina nominee to the Plus Size Awards as best plus size model, defined by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian as “The perfect plus sized woman” Her work has been recognized by Franca Sozzani Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia and the Latino icon Cristina Saralegui. Is currently blogger for Huffington Voces.

Spokesperson in Venezuela for `Misses 4 peace´ and anti-bullying ambassador.



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