Jacqueline Bracamontes

Jacqueline Bracamontes Van Hoorde[1] (born 23 December 1979) is a Mexican actress, former model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 2000, Nuestra Belleza México 2000 and represented her country at Miss Universe 2001.

Jacqueline Bracamontes
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Jacqueline Bracamontes Van Hoorde

(1979-12-23) 23 December 1979 (age 40)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
OccupationActress, former model
Years active2002-present
TitleNuestra Belleza Jalisco 2000
Nuestra Belleza México 2000
Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico 2000
Martin Fuentes
(m. 2011)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 2000
Nuestra Belleza México 2000
Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico 2000
Miss Universe 2001
Parent(s)Jesús Bracamontes
Jacqueline Van Hoorde

Early lifeEdit

Bracamontes born in Guadalajara, Jalisco to Jesús Bracamontes, the former coach of the popular Mexican football team Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, and Jacqueline Van Hoorde. She is the oldest of three children. She has a sister Alina, and a brother, Jesus, Jr. Her father is currently a football analyst for the Hispanic-American television network Univision.

After high school, Bracamontes moved to France to study French. She then returned to Mexico and studied Communication Science at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. While there, she began working as a model. She speaks Spanish, French and English fluently.[2]

Pageant careerEdit

After seeing her on a magazine cover, ex-Miss Universe Lupita Jones contacted her and asked her to enter the Nuestra Belleza México. Bracamontes went on to win the state and national beauty titles and to represent Mexico in Miss Universe 2001, which took place in Puerto Rico.

Acting and hosting careerEdit

After being crowned Miss Mexico in 2000, Bracamontes decided to pursue a television career. She began her career hosting various award shows and special programs, including Acafest, Premios TVyNovelas and Fiesta Mexicana.

A soccer aficionado, in August 2008 she became host of a Mexican sports radio show on Vision AM, and was later invited by univision to be a host and correspondent of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. She has also worked with Televisa Deportes.

In 2003, she was cast in the Mexican telenovela Alegrijes y Rebujos, produced by Rosy Ocampo. One year later, she landed a role in the popular soap-opera Rubí, alongside Bárbara Mori and Eduardo Santamarina.

In 2006, she landed her first lead role in the Mexican novela Heridas de Amor, alongside Brazilian-born actor Guy Ecker. The program was broadcast in several countries.

In spring 2007, Bracamontes was cast in her first feature film, entitled Cuando Las Cosas Suceden, playing the role of a nun named Lucia. Later that year, she briefly returned to hosting with the Mexican game show De Por Vida, but the show was quickly cancelled.

In 2008, she starred in the comedic Mexican telenovela Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, alongside Jaime Camil, which was extremely successful in both the Latin American and United States market.

She lent her voice to the character of Susan Murphy in the Spanish-language version of Monsters vs. Aliens released in 2009.

After finishing filming with Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, she starred in Sortilegio, with Cuban actor William Levy.[3] Filming was completed in October 2009.

Bracamontes was chosen as one of the killers in the popular series Mujeres Asesinas which premiered in the fall of 2010.

Bracamontes was the host from the second to the sixth edition of La Voz... México (2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2017). In 2019 she host the first season of La Voz and in 2020 the second one.

In 2018, Bracamontes was part of Telemundo network's coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. She co-hosted the prime-time variety show "Viva el mundial y más."

Personal lifeEdit

Bracamontes is a fan of Mexican soccer club Chivas de Guadalajara.[citation needed] She married Martín Fuentes, a Mexican businessman and racetrack racer, on 1 October 2011 in Guadalajara.[4][5] On 12 November 2012, Bracamontes and Fuentes announced in an exclusive interview with Caras magazine that Bracamontes was pregnant and she was expecting twins.[6] Bracamontes gave birth to Fuentes' twin children, a boy, Martín, who died at birth due to respiratory complications, and a girl, Jacqueline, on 29 March 2013.[7] On 15 December 2013, Bracamontes announced that she was pregnant with Fuentes' third child, and gave birth to a girl named Carolina on 9 July 2014.[8] On 15 July 2016, she gave birth to Fuentes' fourth child, Renata. On December 20,2018, she gave birth to another set of twins, Emilia and Paula.[9]


Telenovelas, Series, Films, Theater
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Entre el Amor y el Odio Leonela Montenegro de Valencia Supporting role
Cómplices al rescate Jocelyn Special appearance
2002-03 ¡Vivan los niños! Hada de los Dientes Special appearance
2003 La hora pico Episode:"El reventón"
2003-04 Alegrijes y Rebujos Angélica Rivas Márquez Protagonist
2004 Rubí Maribel de la Fuente de Cárdenas Co-Protagonist
2006-07 La Fea Más Bella Magaly Ruiz Esparza Special appearance
2006 Heridas de Amor Miranda San Llorente de Aragón Protagonist
Un Gallego en Paris Theatrical performance
2007 Cuando las cosas suceden Hermana Lucía Film
2008 Las Tontas No Van al Cielo Cándida "Candy" Morales Alcalde Protagonist
La Obra Hasta Que La Muerte Nos Separe Theatrical performance
2009 Sortilegio Maria José Samaniego Miranda Lombardo/Sandra Samaniego Miranda Protagonist
Hasta que la Boda nos Separe Theatrical performance
2010 Sortilegio, el show Maria José Samaniego Protagonist
Mujeres Asesinas Irma Episode:"Irma, de los peces"
2014 Hijo de Dios Marta Mexican version
2015 Entrenando a mi papá Film
2017 El Bienamado Laura Special participation
Presenter, TV programs
Year Title Notes
Teletón (Mexico) Presenter/Host
De por vida
2013 Hoy
2012–2017 La Voz... México
2019–2020 La Voz US

Awards and nominationsEdit

Premios TVyNovelasEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2004 Best Female Revelation Alegrijes y Rebujos Won
2007 Best Lead Actress Heridas de Amor Nominated
2009 Las tontas no van al cielo
2010 Sortilegio

Premios JuventudEdit

Year Category Nominated Result
2010 Chica que me quita el sueño Sortilegio Won
The best dressed Herself Nominated

Premios People en EspañolEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2010 Best Actress Sortilegio Nominated
Best Couple with William Levy


  1. ^ Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝaklim bɾakaˈmontez βan ˈoɾðe], or [ɟʝakeˈlim bɾa-]. In isolation, her first name is pronounced [ˈɟʝaklin] or [ɟʝakeˈlin], whereas Bracamontes and Van are pronounced in isolation as, respectively, [bɾakaˈmontes] and [ban].
    Dutch pronunciation: [ʒaːˈklim braːkaːˈmɔntɛs fɑn ˈɦoːrdə]. In isolation, Jacqueline and Van are pronounced, respectively, [ʒaːˈklin] and [vɑn].
  2. ^ "Rebelde Way - Full Episodes". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Confirmado: William Levy y Jacqueline Bracamontes ¡juntos!". www2.esmas.com.
  4. ^ "Mexican Actress Jacqueline Bracamontes and Martin Fuentes Nuptials". BeautyMania.biz. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  5. ^ "tusnovelas.com - tusnovelas Resources and Information". www.tusnovelas.com.
  6. ^ tvyespectaculos (12 November 2012). "Jacqueline Bracamontes espera gemelos". TV y Espectáculos. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ "En EXCLUSIVA en ¡HOLA!: Jacqueline Bracamontes nos presenta a 'Mini Jacky'". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  8. ^ "¡Ya nació! Jacky Bracamontes y Martín Fuentes reciben a Carolina, su segunda hija". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Farándula Televisa Espectáculos sitio oficial". Espectáculos Producción.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Leticia Murray
Nuestra Belleza México
Succeeded by
Ericka Cruz
Preceded by
Maria Pia Marín Gutierrez
Nuestra Belleza Jalisco
Succeeded by
Miriam de Jesús Ayala Nuñez