Zaira Nara is an Argentine model, actress, television program host, and dancer best known for her striking resemblance to Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima. She is the younger sister of prominent Argentine model and television personality Wanda Nara, who inspired her to pursue a career in modeling and hosting. She began appearing in commercials when she was five years old and went on to model for a variety of prominent clothing and fashion labels during her teenage years. She is currently one of Argentina’s best models, having worked for brands such as Pantene, Dunlop, Herbal Essences, McDonald’s, La Serensima, Gillette, and Falabella. She has graced the covers of publications such as ‘Luz,’ ‘Hola!,’ ‘Gente,’ ‘Cosmopolitan,’ and ‘Women’s Health.’ After appearing on the television series ‘Justo a tiempo’ and competing in the dancing competition show ‘Bailando para un Sueo,’ she became a well-known face in her native Argentina. She is well known for hosting television series such as ‘Msica complete,’ ‘Un sol para los chicos,’ ‘Morfi Café,’ and ‘Morfi, todos a la mesa,’ among others. She is currently married to Jakob von Plessen, with whom she have a daughter named Malaika.
Childhood and Adolescence
Andres Nara and Nora Colosimo gave birth to Zaira Nara on August 15, 1988 in Boulogne Sur Mer, Argentina. Wanda Nara, her younger sister, is a model and media personality who also works as a football agent.
She used to accompany her mother to the sets of her older sister’s shows, and after school she studied to dance, sing, and act. She enrolled at the University of Belgrano, where she studied law.
Career as a model
Following in the footsteps of her older sister Wanda Nara, Zaira Nara began modeling as a youngster when she was discovered by the producers of the show her sister was filming. They offered her a part in a commercial, which she accepted after consulting with her family.
She did her first ad when she was five years old, and she went on to feature in commercials for Unicenter, Shimmy, McDonald’s, and La Serensima during the next few years. She was signed to the modeling agency Dotto Models while she was a youngster.
She quit Dotto Models in 2008 to join Mauricio Catarain’s Chekka Buenos Aires modeling agency. She landed a number of high-profile advertising contracts while at the firm, representing a variety of prominent clothing, lingerie, and cosmetics brands.
She later joined the Multitalent Agency, which was established in 2009. She has appeared on the covers of popular magazines such as ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Women’s Health’ in Argentina.
Hosting & Acting Career
At the age of 16, Zaira Nara made her television debut as a presenter on the show ‘Msica complete.’ She made her first appearance on the show ‘El ltimo vuelo del da’ (The last flight of the day) in 2008, followed by an appearance on ‘Animérica’ the following year.
She made her stage debut in 2008 with the play ‘El Libro de la Selva’ (The Jungle Book). In 2013, she returned to the stage with the play “Los locos Grimaldi” (Crazy Grimaldi).
Zaira’s breakthrough part came in 2009, when her mother received a call from the creators of the Telefé series “Justo a tiempo” (Just in Time) when she was on holiday in Spain with her boyfriend. She became the show’s host in 2010 after appearing on six episodes, and she also presented another show, ‘La Cocina del Show.’
She was a contestant in the sixth season of the Argentine dancing competition show ‘Bailando por un Sueo’ (Dancing for a Dream), hosted by Marcelo Tinelli, in 2010. She was eliminated after finishing 9th on the show with her professional partner Lucas Heredia.
Wanda Nara, her younger sister, was chosen as a contender for the next season of the dance competition, ‘Bailando 2011,’ but had to withdraw due to her pregnancy. With her professional partner Pier Fritzche, Zaira replaced her sister on the show and went on to finish as the 17th candidate.
She made guest appearances on a number of Argentine television shows in the years after that. She took over as host of the Spanish-language chat show ‘Morfi Café’ in 2016. In the years 2016 and 2017, she hosted six episodes of the show ‘Morfi, todos a la mesa.’
Major Projects of Zaira Nara
Zaira Nara is best recognized for appearing on the covers of numerous major publications in Argentina, including ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Women’s Health.’ She is also known for hosting television shows including ‘Morfi Café’ and starring as a contestant on ‘Bailando por un Sueo.’
Achievements & Awards
‘FHM’ magazine named her the 47th sexiest woman in the world in 2010.
In 2011, she was awarded the Ballon Rose, which is given to the year’s most beautiful woman in football.
Personal History and Legacy
Zaira Nara began dating Uruguayan player Diego Forlán in 2009, and two years later, on March 9, 2011, she confirmed her engagement to him. However, in June 2011, the couple called off their engagement after only a few months.
In October 2011, after her divorce from Forlán, she began dating Argentine tennis player Juan “Pico” Mónaco. In November 2014, the two separated amicably; allegedly, his frequent trips made it difficult for them to be together.
Jakob von Plessen, an adventure guide, was introduced to her on a blind date in late 2014 by a mutual acquaintance who showed her a photo of him riding a horse among wild animals. She didn’t show much interest at first because she assumed they wouldn’t have anything in common to talk about. However, they met again later, and this time they clicked right away, and they began dating right away.
In April 2015, the two were photographed together by the photographers of the ‘Caras’ magazine, and they later confirmed their relationship. In October 2015, she announced her first pregnancy, and on April 6, 2016, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Malaika.
Estimated Net Worth
Zaira Nara is one of the wealthiest models and one of the most popular. Zaira Nara’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
After calling off her engagement with footballer Diego Forlán in 2011, Zaira Nara sent a mysterious tweet that read, “It’s a good thing I didn’t get married,” causing a media frenzy. While the two did not specify a reason for their breakup at the time, Zaira subsequently stated that she was hurt when she learned about his bachelor party plans with other ladies and fellow football players.
Between 2011 and 2014, she dated tennis star Pico Mónaco twice. They split up in May 2012, just a few months after they began dating. They reconciled a year later, in June 2013, and stayed together for another year and a half before splitting up in November 2014.
Following her announcement of Malaika as her daughter’s name, the media speculated as to why she picked that name. She later revealed in an interview that she had heard and loved a Swahili song by the same name, which means “angel”, during her visit to Kenya while three months pregnant with her child.