Francisco León (Mister Venezuela)

Francisco José León Bastidas (born in Caracas, Venezuela on September 24, 1981) is a Venezuelan model, singer and television host who won the title of Mister Venezuela[1] in 2004 where he represented Amazonas state.

Francisco León
Birth nameFrancisco León Bastidas
Born (1981-09-24) September 24, 1981 (age 41)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, model, television presenter
Years active2004–present
LabelsSony Music Columbia

Early lifeEdit

From a young age, León began performing in small roles in theater and musicals. In 2003, he began his modelling career with several modelling agencies.[2]

León studied at the School of Arts of the Central University of Venezuela.


In 2004, León entered and won the Mister Venezuela crown. This gave him a chance to enter the television world where he participated in various shows such as Portada's in which he was a host between 2005 and 2007.[3]

He released his first album in 2008 titled Te Invito a Vivir produced by Sony Music. It received Gold and Platinum certification in Venezuela.[4] In 2013, he represented Venezuela in the 2013 edition of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival held in Chile.[5]

In 2015, he released his second album, Llegó La Hora.[6]


  • 2008: Te Invito a Vivir
  • 2015: Llegó La Hora


  1. ^ Annie Suárez. "Quien no arriesga, no gana". Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
    - "Elección Mister Venezuela 2004". Bellezas Venezolanas. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Biografía". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Francisco León retorna a "Portada's" luego de ocho años de ausencia". El Diario de Lara. January 18, 2016. Archived from the original on August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
    - Mildred Acosta (January 15, 2016). "Francisco León regresa como animador a Portada´s". Notitarde. Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ José Márquez (February 20, 2015). "Francisco León: "No me molesta para nada que digan que no canto"". El Universal. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Canción finalista y representante de Venezuela en la 54 edición del Festival de Viña del Mar". Yo Soy Venezolano. February 17, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Francisco León Estrena "Llegó La Hora"". Sony Music. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
    - "Francisco León: "Sube" en la radio". La Voz. April 6, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.

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Preceded by Mister Venezuela
Succeeded by